I am a newbie here. I am 35 yr old mom with 2 kids.
For the last few years, I am having back pain issues. Starting this year the pain became very severe. I had MRI done in February. It showed DDD in L4/L5 and L5/S1. Later my primary physician referred me to the Pain management doctor. I went for 5 visits for the epidural shots. They gave relief for two weeks only. Later my primary physician referred me to Neurosurgeon and that Doctor asked me go for 'Bone scan'. After results from that test, he referred me to the Ortho surgeon. After few visits, I decided to go for PLIF. Now my insurance company agreed for the surgery. So right now surgery tentatively scheduled for Dec 1st week.
I am in good spirits but the only thing I am worried about is my Type 2 diabetes.
I appreciate any suggestions from anybody who had the same condition and went for fusion surgery.