I am so glad I found your community. You all give such a great sense of togetherness it is very refreshing!
Last summer I had an 'emergency' disectomy of my L5S1. After the surgery the docter told me that the herniation was worse than originally thought and that eventually I would likely need to have a fusion.
I live in a small ski town in CO and went to Ohio for my Surgery. After going back for a follow up last month I was told that a fusion is what I need. I am nervous about more surgery but he predicts that without it I would have a hard time carrying a baby, something I would like to do in the semi- near future. I am so confused about what to do!
I trust my docter but also realize that he is a surgeon and that is what he is always going to suggest. Is there anyone who has had a similar diagnosis and found great relief after going through with it? He wants to do it from the front as well as the back...Any suggestions?