My Knee and Back Problems


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I’ve had Cervical fusion in September 2007. Less than 6 months later I was back in surgery for 2 levels above first surgery since the doctor didn’t do it right the first time. Everything went great until 2014 and I had to have 360 Lumbar back surgery. They went through the front and flip you and go through the back. Bone on bone arthritis has started in left knee. I refuse to fix it due to my husband having the same surgery and having a reaction to narcotics and anesthesia.

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He was in a hospital for a month not recognizing me and then in the Memory Hospital for two weeks. He is on dementia medication and went back to work. He was great until January 19 I had to rush him to ER with possible mini-stroke or reaction to up in medication. He is now unable to work and not safe for him to be at home by himself. I am waiting for a special injection to help with my knee that I wear a special load-bearing brace to be able to walk.

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Now I have two discs above past surgery that are causing severe pain. Not sure where I am going with that. We have been married 44 years and he is my best friend. We have come a long way between my issues and his. But I just want to be there for him now since he needs me for taking care of a wonderful man that I think the world of. I just want to be able to function and drive him to where ever he needs to go to get the help my sweet baby needs. I don’t expect miracles but just enough to get us through his Vascular Dementia and my knee and back issues.

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