I am have a TLIF, L4/5 & L5/S1. It would be helpful for others that have had this surgery to share what needs I will have pre-op & post-op.
I am trying to donate blood on March 3 & 10. My problem is I have small veins and have tried several times to donate to the Red Cross. The lady at the hospital said they have to use the same size needle as Red Cross, so if I can not give to them, I most likely can't donate for myself. Has anyone else had this problem? Has anyone had family donate for them, my Mom and Dad have the same blood type and would donate. I will call the hospital too.
When I have a good day, I think about delaying surgery. But today I am having a really bad pain day and I want the date to be closer.
I have the "Things to have for surgery and after" it is a great list and I have been gathering what I need from the list.
This will be my second surgery on my spine, last year I had cervical surgery, but I was not as prepared. I had not found this great site and wonderful people. I really appreciate all the advise and I have been reading all the posts I can find dealing with surgery.
Take care and my prayer for all is for little to no pain for everyone everyday.