- Jan 13, 2013
- United States
I am new to this and not too techy, but I have found this site helpful. I had my TLHR on Nov. 29 , 2011. Prior to my surgery I had a dental clearance first by my dentist and then a second opinion from an endodontist. I had a crown in October that didn't feel right and both said it was an uncomfortable crown with TMJ. They each cleared me for my surgery. I was even told my dental X-rays were textbook perfect. After my anterior approach surgery I never felt good. I had severe pain in my groin it was worse than before my surgery. I still cannot lift my leg to get into a car and I have difficulty going up stairs and anything that requires lifting my leg. I am so disappointed because I had heard such good results from anterior approach. My tooth continued to get worse. I ended needing a root canal and when that didn't work, I had to have it extracted. I also had a UTI in May, that was stubborn and left me with interstitial cystitis. I have an appointment in one week at Mayo. I did not have my primary surgery there. I will be having an aspiration and blood work. I am scared to death. I don't think I have the courage to do this. Guess what. My neighbor is 80 and had hip replacements on both hips, replacements on both Knees and both shoulders and did well with all 6 surgeries and has been going strong on her bionic parts for years. Anyone care to share thoughts that may help me be brave.