Spondylolisthesis-Grade 2 + DDD

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I have a Grade 2 Spondylolisthesis at L4 plus two severely degenerated disks, I have suffered with it for almost 30 years. I have got used to the back pain ,but since 2010 I have been experiencing numbness at first but now a deep gnawing pain in my right leg if I stand for more than 30 minutes , or walk more than half a mile. I have been taking DHC Continus for the past 3 years , it helps a little,but a few months ago the pain started in my left leg sad so I had another MRI done , the scan shows severe compression of the right hand side nerve root at L3 , and compression of the left hand side nerve root at L4.

  I am awaiting my Spinal Consultant appointment - 10 weeks away yet !,I just hope they can ease it , whether by Injections or Surgery.

   I am 55 , and this has gone on long enough, I will post again when I have news , fingers crossed .

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    Hello,  I do have sympathy for you with so much pain. I don't have the same condition as you thou i have Osteo Arthritis, and have suffered since the age of 11 which started as Septic Arthritis. So in all had Arthritis for 47 years. I hope you will get treatment to help you.

    Best wishes.

    Elizabeth.

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      Hi Elizabeth , thank you for your message , I'm sorry that you have had to suffer since you were 11 , It doesn't matter what condition we have , pain is pain !! It sucks the joy from normal life !.

       I just hope that you have an effective pain management plan , bless you .

      Best wishes.

      Gary.

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      Yes pain is my everyday life. I have had my left knee replaced twice and suffer nerve pain now. I have Arthritis in my spine and am now having problems with my right knee, waiting for referal to a consultant. I carry on as best i can thou now my mobility is poor. I have two lovely grand children that give me so much joy. Keep smiling.

      Elizabeth.  smile

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      Bless you !! I have 6 Wonderful Grand Children , best Physio you could ever want wink  I will never let my aches and pains get in the way of enjoying their company , They have turned me Grey !!!  but , I quite like my Mother Natures highlights wink   Yep , keep smiling smile

      Gary smile

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    Hi , just an update , I have been on waiting list for TLIF of L3 - L4 -L5 , I was told to stop smoking which I did by switching to vaping, I didn't realise that it was because of Nicotine , went for my  pre op yesterday , gave a urine sample , an hour later I was told that my surgery was going to be postponed because of nicotine level .!!

    I wish I had known this , I was so proud of myself for not smoking. I now have to wait for 3 months for surgery. I'm such a dumbass !!  

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      It's good to hear from you and great that you will be having an operation to hopefully help you. Sorry about the postponement because of the nicotine level. Three months should soon pass and hopefully you will be on the road to recovery. 

      My update is that i am seeing my consultant on Wed, he was the one that operated on me the last time. I am hoping to find out what is causing my problems with my right knee.

      Keep us posted.

      Best wishes.

      Elizabeth.

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      Thanks Gary,

       I will let you know what's happening. It's good to share how each other are doing. You will have to let me know when you have your operation. 

      Elizabeth   smile

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      Hi Elizabeth , I have received my operation date - 29/02/2016 ,  it's taken forever , but at least now I can concentrate on being fit for surgery and then my recovery !!  smile

      I hope you have had your knee sorted .

      Best Wishes.

      Gary

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      Hi Gary how lovely to hear from you. Great that you are now having your long awaited operation and i truly wish you the very best and that your health greatly improves. You will have to let me know how the operation goes when you have recovered.

      My update is that i have Osteo arthritis in my right knee, the Consultant wanted to do a partial knee but i declined for the time being. I live alone and being on crutches again would be very hard with my other knee now causing nerve pain and locking, the left one as been replaced twice. I was offered steriod injections instead but i was quite upset at the time so was given a few weeks to think about it. I had a steriod injection in my spine 19 years ago and it didn't help and was very painful. Anyhow i spoke to people on these forums and had some good reveiws so i have decided to try them. I have an appointment tomorrow to see the Consultant to let him know i will try them. My Consultant doesn't do them so will have to go to another department, hoping i won't have to wait too long. I will let you know how the injections are when i have them. I don't think i have anything to lose by trying. 

      Keep in touch. 

      Elizabeth.smilesmile

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      Hi Elizabeth , thank you for your message ,I just want to get fixed !!

      I hope the steroid injection works well for you smile

      Will let you know how the op goes , look after yourself !!

      Kind Regards.

      Gary smile smile

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      Hi Elizabeth, had my pre- op today , all went well . So , on the 29 th Feb I will have my op  smile

      I hope you are doing ok !! smile

      Gary smile  smile

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      Hello Gary, Aw not long to go now. I hope and pray it all works out great for and brings considerable relief and that you will be pain free. I will be thinking about you. 

      I have my injections in my right knee on Tues so i am hoping i have some pain relief for a while at least. I have heard a lot of good results, and personally know two people that have had the injections and found them to be great. I am having nerve pain in my left knee at the moment so if i have one pain free knee for a while that will be lovely. 

      Wishing you the best and hope the operation and recovery is worth the wait.

      Elizabeth. smile  smile

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