I decided to start a new thread on April surgeries as mine is coming up pretty fast (April 7th).
I'm having PLIF on L2 to L5 with no instrumentation for DDD and scoliosis. Have had 2 previous laminectomies in 1998 and 2003 on L5-S1 and L3-L4 which helped but have now reached the point that my Drs. said would happen eventually. I live with constant pain and have to plan every move I make so that I don't hurt. I'm looking forward to surgery at this point and hopefully I can resume some sort of normal life after lots of rehab, but that doesn't mean that I'm not frightened as well about what to expect after surgery.
I've copied "the list" and already have most of the items I'll need. It's a tremendous help to get organized beforehand.
Any advice is appreciated. Marsha