Hi all. I am totally new at all this. I am a 40 year old mom of three teenage boys and an RN by trade.
On Sept 28th I developed some sciatic pain down my left leg. Got a little better after two day and I returned to work. On Sept 30th I was bending over a patient ad blew out my L-5/S-1 in a big way. The pain was UNBELIEVABLE !!
Since that date I have had the MRIs the Xrays, steroid shots etc..I am now scheduled to L-4/L-5/S-1 fusion (PLIF) on DEcember 10th. Due to numbness drop foot on left side.
I am soooo scared and very unsure about what to expect. I have been doing lots of reading and trying to inform myself.
Any words of advice ? Big day is in 3 days!!
Surgery sched for Dec 10th 2008 = PLIF l-4/l-5/S-1
Meds: Percocet 10/325, Zoloft 100, and Triamterene/HCTZ 37.5/25