:SS I am 39years old, but my back tells me I must be 90 at least!! 8} I have DDD, a herniated disk, spurs and spodylisis (not sure of spelling) also very small stress fracture at my L5-S1 level. I had a micro discectomy at ucdavis 6 months ago which relieved my sciatic pn, but did nothing for my back. I am now scheduled for the ALIF surgery and I have a few questions.
8} 1. I came away from my first surgery with extream coccyx pn, supposed to be from nerve stress from the surgery as my coccyx ct scan was normal. Does anyone know if the Alif surgery might help relieve this? My doctor said it might.
2. Can someone please tell me what to expect during the 5 hospital days and maybe the 1st week home?
3. We have a tentative plan to go to hawaii 9wks post op, my doctor said i should be ok, what do you experienced patients think?
Thanks so much in advance!!
mama in soooooooo much pain!!!