Eight weeks ago I had back surgery. After years of pain, I finally went to the doctor. After X-rays, therapy and an MRI, I was sent to a surgeon. My back was actually worse than I thought. I knew it was bad because a couple of months earlier I had to quit a round of golf after only playing twelve holes.
The surgeon used a bunch of medical jargon, but in the end I needed back fusion surgery. I had four spots fused together in my lower back. Now I have another nice looking scar. This one is eight inches long. Here are the post surgery X-rays.
Since my 55th birthday, I've had four surgeries. I hope I'm done now. Two knees, a shoulder, and now my back. I can't help but wonder what is wrong with me. Am I not eating right or something like that or is it just genetic? I'm pretty sure the knees are genetic, but as far as I know I'm the first family member with the back surgery.
Never the less, I'm thankful for Dr. Aryan and his team. I'm looking forward to a good recovery and moving on with my life without back pain.