I know I'm not in anywhere near the shape of some of out friends on these boards but I'd like all opinions on my question below.
Briefly, I have L3-L4, L4-L5 and L5-S1 bilateral stenosis along with fairly significant osteophyte issues and degeneration going on. After months of conservative approach, PT, different Meds, a single ESI, etc., I feel like it's one step forward two steps back with all of this. I've pretty much resigned myself to the fact that, even if all this symptom treatment provides relief, I'm going to need surgery at some point; be it 6 months from now, a year, two years, ...
Has anyone reached the point of frustration and just talked to their primary and/or neuro and just said something like "I know I'll need surgery at some point in my life so let's just to do it now!".
It's a scary thought to be sure but I wonder if it would be just best to do it.
Thanks from All!