Hi I am new here and so happy to have found this site! I have been here many times for educational info, but I just didn't stumble on the forums~until now and I am so happy to have the support. I have had 2 previous surgeries and will have the 3rd on the 2/26, unless there is a ccancelation! Which of course I am praying for. I had a L4-5 decompression in '05, L3-S1 decompression and laminectomies in'07 and will now have L4-5 posterior/anterior fusion with bone graph which was originally scheduled 12-23-09, delayed while waiting for BC/BS to process paperwork (regardless of what you are told, it seems no one works during the holidays), it was canceled the night before, rescheduled for 2-8, once again postponed only to have BC/BS approve it on 2-9!!!UGH!! Throughout all of this, I have realized I have pushed myself too hard, started falling and that caught my attention
I have an awesome medical team and family, Ironically, I am a therapist and worked in rehab for years (which is probally why my back has so much wear and tear!) I am nervous! I know ther are no guarentees~pain wise. I look forward to meeting you all!