I'm relieved - I've been second-guessing my decision to have an orthopedic doc do my three-level fusion. He's been at the teaching hospital for over ten years, so I know he's good, but you keep reading about folks who swear you should have a neurosurgeon. Anyway, they sent me a message today that I will have the neurophysiology team in the surgery room with me. Pre-ops are tomorrow, surgery is next week. I'm still scared spitless, but I feel a bit better.
3 level spinal fusion, L3/4, L4/5, L5/S1, November 2008. Stiff, but I can walk.