I am a 68 year old male in good mental & physical condition from two hours
exercise per day since 1996. I will have back surgery in a few weeks. My
diagnosis is Degenerative Disc Disease, spondylosis and central spinal
stenosis. The vertebrae are very unstable and slide around a lot. There will
be discectomies and fusions at L3/4 & L4/5. L1/2 & L2/3 have loss of normal
water content. Bone will be removed from pelvis to place in my spine ---"and
other cleanup." I will be on my feet the afternoon of the surgery to begin
walking therapy. After two or three days in hospital, I will go home with a
body brace to be worn for three months. In the past two years, I have visited
four back surgeons and have selected Dr. Jose E Rodriguez of Houston Texas.
Naturally, I have some questions and will appreciate answers and opinions.
How debilitating will the body brace be?
Does anyone know anything about Dr Jose E Rodriguez?
When can I expect to return to normal life activity such as standing up for
more than a few minutes?
How long before normal sexual activity might resume? (Yes, ol' farts still
have sex :-})
Can't help you with your questions, but you may be able to find out the
information you are seeking on the doctor at this link.
It is the Texas State Board for Doctors. Hope your surgery goes well and you
have a quick and complete recovery.