Well after over a year of dealing with this back and leg pain, I'm finally having surgery on March 1st. I won't lie, I'm scared to death. I guess I thought I would have a little more notice than 12 days. I was prepared for the NS to tell me I needed surgery since my primary dr. and my neurologist both told me that after looking at my last MRI, it's just such a diferrant feeling once the date is set.
My surgery is on a MOnday which means hubby has to take the day off, well atleast I hope he is-in fact I actually just had to text him to make sure, kinda sad huh? Plus I have to make arrangements to get my kids to and from school, and after school activities. Unfortunately that is not as easy as it sounds becuase I have 3 kids, and one stepson. My daughter and stepson go to school first, then my 5 year old goes about 45 minutes after that. And my 3 year old goes to school at 12:30. Nobody in my family can handle watching all four kids, mostly because my 5 year old is autistic. Lat time I was supposed to have emergency sugery to get my appendix out, I could not find anyone to watch my kids and my husband had to leave me at the hospital alone. Thankfully the surgery was cancelled, but had I had it, I would have been alone.
So needless to say, I will not have help after the surgery either. People keep telling me that they will help, but when it comes down to it, they won't.
So less than 48 hours after surgery, I will be home, doing my daily routine. (minus any cleaning because I CAN get away with that.) I just don't know if I can handle that. I almost feel like why should I bother having the surgery, if I just gonna mess myself up two days later??
Does anyone have any advice to get me through this?? Any tips?? Any help at all from what I should get to make life easier after surgery, to how to change diapers without hurting myself. (yes I have two still in diapers!)