Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: South of Richmond Va
I have mentioned a few times that I am going to have surgery in a couple of weeks. This will be my second. The first was a disceptomy on my L5/S1. To no surprise this is the disc I am having removed during the fusion and replaced with some sort of synthetic bone material. [U]I was wondering if anyone else had had this procedure done or know of anyone that has it done that still rides?[/U] The disceptomy was a lot less evasive and I was walking right after the surgery. This one is a bit more serious. I will be in the hospital for a few days and on my butt for even longer. It's supposed to be about 6 months to fully recover but I am optomistic. I have lived with back pain for so long that I am willing to do pretty much anything to get some long term relief. It's funny when people ask me all the time how I ride a sport bike with back problems to begin with. Given the way magazines speak of sport bike ergo's you would think that riding for more than an hour would be like spending the same amount of time in a midevil torture device. For whatever reason riding isn't that bad on me. It hurts my ass more than anything. I think its because I am mostly holding myself up with my arms and leaning over. To be honest, driving a car for the same ammount of time hurts me worse. I think its because its because all the weight is on my spine. Anyway, any feedback will be helpful I'm sure and thanks in advance for any responses
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