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Old 01-31-2009, 05:06 PM
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For those of you who've had surgery; are you glad you did it or regret it?
I'm glad I did it.

Which type?
ADR, ProDisc, 2-level lumbar

How long ago?
5 years and 2.5 months

What finally convinced you to decide to do it? (optional).
I was bed-ridden for close to a year (23 years old). My quality of life was horrible... I couldn't do "easy" things like tie my own shoes, go to the movies, be in one position (standing, sitting) for > 20 minutes, needed assistance showering, etc.
1994 Football Injury
1997 Snow Skiing Injury
Laminotomy L4/L5 (3.7.97--17 years old)
1999 & 2003 MVA (not at fault both times)
Grade V Tears L4/L5 & L5/L6
2-Level ProDisc® L4/L5 & L5/L6* *lumbosacral transitional vertebra (11.15.03--23 years old)
Dr. Rudolf Bertagnoli --
Pain-free for the last 4.5 yrs.
5.14.09 DSS with Dr. B.
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