Well I'm due to have my lumbar fusion on Tuesday and I don't mind saying i'm a little worried. My surgeon has been of long term sick so I have been unable to find out how he is going to do the surgery.Or how long the recovery is likley to be.
I had a decompression of Cauda Equina in June 09 then in July a microdisectomy followed by a spinal fluid bulge and a clot resulting in a laminectomy. I was too poorly and spaced out on drugs to ask too many questions. All I really recall is that my spine is very frigile and vulnerable, My Urologist has told me I am likley to have to have to self cath. following the fusion. After he told me that I kind of switched off. I have been back at work since 3rd Sep to my GP's disgust (I would be on half pay otherwise) I am worried about the op I am worried out work and I am worried about lack of physical support. The OT's sent out some aids following my last ops, they left them at the door and I had to lift the large frames into the house myself ( i was told not to lift !!!)
can anyone help ?