Hello to all. I am new to this site so here goes nothing. I am getting L4-5 TLIF & Decompression surgery on October 21. I'm having a hard time dealing with all of this because it seems to have come out of nowhere.
My biggest fear is not being able to still be the police after this surgery. I realize that I am going to need alot of help with day to day activities, but it is very hard for me to ask for help.
I guess I have the same questions as everyone else. What should I expect? What is the pain scale? How long should I be down & out? I'm having my surgery at an out patient surgery center & the night of my surgery I will be transported somehow to a rehabilitation faciliy where I will spend the next 4-5 days. Not exactly sure how they are going to get me to my destination, guess I'll find out soon enuff.
Any & all advice is welcome & muchly appreciated. Just wanna say "Thank You" in advance.