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Thread: Sex After Fusion to the Sacrum

  1. #16
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Ed, How do start a thread? The L5-S1 level doesn't give much trouble. I decided to have surgery to fix the non-union in my lower thoracic spine. That is what gives me all the trouble. My Dr. recommends that I have the L5-S1 level fused as the disc is herniated. He predicts this level will continue to get worse. so I should fuse it now. instead of having two surgeries. So I'm trying to decide if I should do it now or later.

  2. #17
    Join Date
    Oct 2007

    New thread...

    I'm definitely not Ed, but I can help you get started with beginning a new thread... You go to the main forum page (click on forum) and it will show you all the subcategories. Then you find the one you want to post in. I'm assuming it will be in the Adult Patients, surgical (revision) one, since you are adding on. So you click on that. Up at the top of the page, in bold, it says Forum: Surgical Revision. Just above that there is a blue oval with white writing that says "+post new thread". You just need to click on that and you can begin your new thread. Hope that helps.
    Last edited by Susie*Bee; 11-08-2014 at 11:31 AM.
    67 and plugging along...
    2007 52 w/ severe lumbar stenosis & L2L3 lateral listhesis (side shift)
    5/4/07 posterior spinal fusion T2-L4 w/ laminectomies and osteotomies @L2L3, L3L4
    Dr. Kim Hammerberg, Rush Univ. Medical Center in Chicago

    Corrected to 15
    CMT (type 2) DX in 2014, progressing
    NEW 10/2018 x-rays show spondylolisthesis at L4/L5 - Dr. DeWald is monitoring

    Click to view my pics: pics of scoli x-rays digital x-rays, and pics of me

  3. #18
    Join Date
    Dec 2015

    Linda's survey

    I see this thread is older, but am interested in what you found out. I am looking at having a fusion to the sacrum below my original T3-L3 fusion and that is a concern of mine, right up there next to being able to do my toenails and shaving my legs in the shower...

  4. #19
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Quote Originally Posted by titaniumed View Post
    Back to Austin Powers....

    Q. Sex?
    A. Yes......

    I look at some of the old stuff sometimes and just fall off my chair....LOL

    49 yr old male, now 60, the new 55...
    Pre surgery curves C12,T70,L70
    ALIF/PLIF T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion

    My x-rays

  5. #20
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Southern CA
    It can be done.
    I have been having sex since 2011 with being fused C2 - Sacrum

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

  6. #21
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    New York
    I had this concern too. Fused T3-Sacrum a year ago. We still haven't quite figured it out completely, but we are working on it! Lol. I'd be happy to answer any questions privately. Basically, it can be done, you just have to make some changes. For me, it's not the same as before in terms of preferred positions, but that's it. Same thing for shaving in the shower! As for the toenails....perfect lifetime excuse to get pedicures!!!! Definitely contact me.
    T4-Sacrum fusion, with pelvic fixation in January 2015, Dr. Lonner in NYC
    10 osteotomies, rotation from 25 to 2
    Diagnosed at age 11 with double curve, 36 and 45 degrees, Braced for 2.5 years
    At time of surgery, curves were 45 and 65 degrees
    Chronic back pain, worsening, since age 11
    Tried every pain management procedure, acupuncture, chiropractor, physical therapy ever created
    Mom of 2 cuties!

  7. #22
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Northern California
    Here's a PDF of the results.

    Never argue with an idiot. They always drag you down to their level, and then they beat you with experience. --Twain
    Surgery 2/10/93 A/P fusion T4-L3
    Surgery 1/20/11 A/P fusion L2-sacrum w/pelvic fixation

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