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Posts (6)

Apr 13, 2012 · Three Level Lumbar Spine Fusion in Spine Health

Jimmy, I’m hoping you’re doing well and have found reliable information that you feel good about. By now you’ve found out more about your back and If you have an L-7 that would be very odd. Most folks have L1-L5 and then S. I am thinking you should ask about having your nerves treated by radiofrequency treatment. I had that done and It helped so much. It was a start and helped momentarily. I am so sorry about your cancer and now the pain you’re in. I had back problems…then melanoma. Remember, Mayo is such a wonderful place!

Apr 10, 2012 · Three Level Lumbar Spine Fusion in Spine Health

I am doing great. I need only tylenol if headache. I understand your concern! There is hope! I promise!!! Your patch is a narcotic.

Apr 10, 2012 · Three Level Lumbar Spine Fusion in Spine Health

Please please be seen. I accidentally replyed to my own response. Please read the reply from today. I know there is wonderful care available for your husband at Mayo. I am doing better than I ever ever hoped for! Spine care at mayo is phenomenal! If You’d like, you can call me. Just let me know! God bless you! Never ever give up. Hope is crucial to healing.

Apr 10, 2012 · Three Level Lumbar Spine Fusion in Spine Health

I am doing so very well. I would encourage you to see the spine clinic at Mayo. Please see Dr huddleston as soon as possible. There is a waiting list. I was seen March 13th for my four month post op. I am able to do so much more than what was ever hoped for. I have very few days in pain. In have returned to work full time and am able to work outside in the garden. I worry about your husbands diagnosis. Who told you of your husbands back? And, is this separate from cancer or in addition to the cancer? Whatever you were told, If your husband has back pain, I have no doubt you’ll get reliable trustworthy information from the Mayo. If your husband is in pain, please share that when getting an appointment. I wish you and your husband the best and I will pray for your husband. Please get an appointment as soon as possible. You will not regret your visit.

Dec 8, 2011 · Three Level Lumbar Spine Fusion in Spine Health

Tomorrow it will be three weeks since my surgery. Dr. Huddleston replaced a disk and fused the two levels below. I am doing FANTASTIC. I wish I hadn’t put it off for so long! I cannot believe how incredible the process has been. I was concerned about so many different things. Really- Bending probably the most concern. I am trying to heal and I am not pushing anything. I have considered going back to work next week and upset my family by the thought, so I will wait. I really feel great. I am weaning myself off of the pain meds because I don’t need them as much. The first week was incredibly challenging due to the pain. My husband wasn’t able to help me much but my 20yr old daughter was by my side and helped me sit and lay down. I’ve been out a few times and am taking is slowly. I’ll probably drive in the next few weeks. I do not regret a single thing about this surgery and I would encourage anyone to get the care you deserve. This surgery has given me my life back already!!! I cannot wait to see what the next 6 months bring. There is no better care anywhere- AND no better team than that of Dr. Paul Huddleston. I have been blessed by the Grace of God that Dr. Huddleston was able to help me. If you consider this surgery or any surgery and need any help from me, please let me know. I would love to help you make helpful changes for hope in your life. THANK YOU SO MUCH, Dr. Huddleston!!

Sep 15, 2011 · Three Level Lumbar Spine Fusion in Spine Health

I have degenerative disk disease through out my entire spine. I only have pain in the Lumbar region. Severe pain for the last 10 years. After visiting with Dr. Huddleston at Mayo- he has recommended this fusion. There is so much to consider long-term. I am hoping to gain some direction from anyone that has experience. Thanks so much for your time!