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2nd surgery- new development



  • Hi Tippie
    OMG I finally found someone who is having the same problem. I had PLIF on 01/08/09 I am having calf pains and leg pain. Doc did a CT and no clots.The hardware is inplace.He wants to wait and see. SOhe has meon Flexiril. It is helping a little. I started my walking 2 days ago. It hurts after I walk. My appt with the docisin 3 weeks. I am praying thatthe pain will just go away.I dont want another surgery.

    Please please keepin touch. I really want to know your doctors opinion. I will give you my phone number if you like. Waiting to heaR from you.

    take care
  • hi gowri! sorry i havent replied earlier. Been spending a lot of my time sleeping all of a sudden!

    its a relief, isn't it, to know there are no clots and hardware is ok, but then you wonder,, could this really be just bad spasms/cramps? they are bad enough to make me scream and cry.only it hurts me while walking and as soon as i lay down it diminishes. Dr. is perplexed by this and seems he hasnt seen the spasms in the way i have them. and is glad there is no "evidence" of serious conditions. so i guess i am a wait and see too!

    my dr put me on flexiril also- well, valium first but i got a migraine after i took it, so he switched me over.

    I am glad to say it seems the cramps are lessening- but i have been keeping off my feet per his orders for a couple of days.

    I am hoping this is not BMP overgrowth, as ernurse has posted about. Did you have BMP used?
    dr used BMP on me since my first fusion using my own bone failed.

    i dont blame you for not wanting more surgery- this being my 2nd, i dont not want to do this again for any reason.

    keep your spirits up, hopefully the cramps will lessen for you soon. keep me posted ......

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