I'm 24 years old and I have Grade 1 Spondylolisthesis in my L-5 and S-1. I have seen 2 neurosurgeons and they both say that I need to have a spinal fusion surgery. I am missing a pars and I now have a herniated disc. The MRI showed that my nerves on my right side are being squeezed. I'm doing physical therapy 3 times a week and attending a water aerobics class twice a week. I am still having pain in my lower back and pain all the way down my right leg and in my feet. Sometimes it feels like I have needles in my feet and that wakes me up occasionally. I'm going back to my neurosurgeon next month for a check up and a CT scan.
I'm a bit nervous, but I'm trying to stay strong.
I'm just hoping you guys can tell me what to expect and give me some advice. Most importantly I'd like some support.