Well 11 days and counting until the L3-S1 PLIF with hardware. I'm still trying to deal with this awful fear but I have to say it really really helps to have this forum to read. I guess just knowing that so many people are going through this and surviving just fine helps.
Actually believe it or not it's not the survival or not that worries me so much, (my faith takes care of that). I think the worse thing is the wondering about the post surgery pain and what to expect. It's easy to imagine waking up in never ending agony. I'm sure that vision is a lot worse than it could ever be.
I would just be real interested if anyone can vividly remember what waking up is like and that first 3 to 5 days in the hospital or even the first few weeks. Some people might laugh but even the thought of waking with a catheter is all most more than I can bare to imagine.
I do so appreciate everyone on here and hope for God's blessings for you all.