Hi everyone, well my plif surgery is on march 8th, im a newbie to any surgery, except v-hyst about 20 years ago. im haveing the plif posterior lumbar interbody fusion w/pedide screw fixation.L4/5+L5/Sl.
ok heres my questions, do most surgeries like this end up bad as i see in this forum? do you always have a extreior bone stimulator to use after surgery i see some have them and others dont, maybe each dr. is diff on this. i already been told i wont have no brace as my dr. dont believe in useing them says muscles get weak(but mine are all but gone anymore as ive done nothing but lay in my recliner due to the pain i have had for the last year) ive had this back problem since 1987 so as i age its become to bad to bare and im tired of not liveing like a normal person. so im haveing the surgry. and i will need a hospital bed how do i get this? do i need to have it set up before i go to the hospital, or do they do all that for me(i have medicare a&b so all should be covered. i have to go to my sons to recoop in the town where im haveing my surgery and all he has is a kng bed and box springs on the floor(no frame) and its low and wont be able to get up and down on it.
now heres the comments,, i wish i never found this site lol, it has scared the crap out of me, no one seems to have a good outcome, sounds like the same is there after surgery more pain and discomfort and pain meds as before they had any surgery. and all the updates from ones just haveing had the surgery, omg dont sound like they have any relief not even after 6 months. its ,made me so scared that i want to back out of the surgery at times. i live alone and going to my sons, aint gonna be a picnic at all, but the way it sounds evryone has major problems months and months after and i dont want to be at his home that long. any and all info would be helpful, and oh i see most who have had 1 surgery end up haveing more thru the years i dont want this, is it routine that ya gotta keep on and on haveing more?