Well after pretty much wanting to pull out of my surgery due next month due to fear from what I read, my mind has changed again. I was silly enough to move my black bin liner of rubbish the other day and haven't walked since. I am in excrutiating pain to a point of nausea. I can't sit, stand, walk or lay down and painkillers are doing very little for it. The only comfort i find is when I am on all fours doing nothing. Do you think i should chance the surgery now, could it possibly be any worse than this, or should I just hope and pray it goes away so I am just left with searing groin pain, constant aches all down my body from the waiste down and burning pins and needles in my feet, which is the usual, but definately copable so long as I do nothing in my life.
I read on this forum once that someone said DONT HAVE THIS SURGERY UNLESS YOU ARE DISABLED. Well I guess that's me now.
I just wanted to ask for those of you who have had anterior spinal fusion at one level (L5 s1), what it feels like to have a cage and metal holding the spine together. I am having nightmares about it. Can you feel it or does it just ache?
Any feedback would be appreciated.