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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,662
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:29 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
:S 7 days and counting until my TLIF. Nervous as all get out, but it will be ok. Reading the forums has really helped relieve my anxiety. Thank you everyone for the advice.


  • Have you busied yourself preparing your post-surgical "nest?" I'm sure you read through the "sticky" at the top about post-surgery tips and have gotten those things that you think you might need.

    Try to do calming things from now till surgery. You have made your decision to have surgery, so now things are kind of out of your hands. Maybe you could put together some music that you find soothing and start listening to it every day. Some hospitals will let you take your Ipod into the operating room with you...or at least right up till then. There are also some CDs you can get for relaxation that might help if you are really nervous.

    You might also think of some things you enjoy doing that you will not be able to do for awhile after your surgery, and do them this week. Having a positive attitude is important.

    We will be here for you when you emerge from the other side.

    xx Gwennie
  • Thanks for the headsup. I'll just be glad when the hospital part is over and I'm on the road to recovery. I'm sure you will be hearing from me. House all ready for my return home. Thanks again.

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