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One year ago April, I had major back surgery. I have scoliosis and the bottom of my spine, to hear him say, looked like hamburger meat. According to the pictures I was showed, he was right. But my spine was so crooked. They had to use a cadaver bone to make me a new tailbone. I have 2 rods in my back. They go from my tailbone, up to right below my neck. Then they run from my tailbone across towards my hips on both sides. 2 months ago, I felt and heard a load pop in my back. It was in the center, half way up. It's hurt for about an hour, but then that pain went away and it was hurting right at my tailbone and on both sides.it has steadily gotten worse. I went to the dr. And both of my rods are broke in half. He don't know how it happened . It shouldn't have. All I was doing was sitting at a desk and went to get up out of my chair. So, I am scheduled for surgery again to repair the rods. They have to cut the bottom part off, about 5 inches are more up and attach new parts of a rod to the top part. He is putting what he called a sleeve on them. I read some comment earlier on here about these rods, and I couldn't find them when I got back on here. So I am posting this, hoping those that commented will see it. There was several people said they couldn't break. They are titanium. Let me tell u they can, and they have. I'm due for the 2nd surgery because of it. I hope no one else ever has to deal with this, but I'm sure they will, because I have already read of several people whose rods have broken. I have been sitting in my bedroom, in a recliner for 2 months, because my dr. Cannot get me in until Oct. I have not layed down since this happened, and I cannot lay my recliner back, but I can lay it back enough to pull my feet up. My feet and legs are so swelled up, it looks like someone pumped me up with an air pump. I can walk maybe 50 feet, that's it. I walk to my kitchen and back. My husband and my kids wait on me hand and foot, and that's not me. I do for myself, always have, but not now. I am calling a lawyer today to file on the manufacturer of the rods. I will not do that to my Dr. I still have to have surgery. And I don't believe it's his fault. He didn't know they were going to break. So we will see what happens. I know there is no amount of money that could fix this pain. This has not just been a strain on me, physically and mentally, but on my husband. He will not leave my side. He is retired already and I thank God he is. I would not have made it without him.
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