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Pre-op appointment

SapaSSapa Posts: 47
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:39 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I just got back from my pre-op appointment (for Laminectomy/Discectomy). It was good. Reassuring, actually. I know that everyone recovers differently, but they were saying that most people my surgeon operates on recover relatively quickly.

I'll be going in Thursday morning at 8am, surgery at 10am. And I should be able to go home Friday morning at 7am if all goes well. Which would be great, I'm sure I'll be more relaxed, and rest better at home.

I am still nervous, but feeling more now like I just want to get it done.


  • I wish you all the best for your surgery and recovery. Your positivity will help you though it. I hope you rest well before your surgery and hope you have all the post op must haves in the surgery section to make it easier like a grabber etc. Take care and saying a prayer for you. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • Thanks Charry! I have some of the things on the list, still need to get a couple things, so I should be okay!
  • Glad to hear the pre-op testing went well. Your attitude is excellent too! Wishing you well!!!

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
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