Hi, I am scheduled for surgery the 14th L4-L5 fusion.
Everyday, I awake questioning, do I, don't I ---- blah blah blah.
Some days, I am dying and would have the surgery in a second, the next I think, I can deal with this. Day by day, I can, but each day turn into a week etc (yall know how that goes) I want to feel better and not just get by. Some days are really very good.
I keep questioning. So I have finally determined and I hope that I am right, I get approximately 10 years feeling better from this surgery. Well, I hope.
The ending results will be the two disc above and below will blow..........so then I think,,,why am I doing this, if I know that?
Does that mean in the next ten years I lose another 2....eventually my entire Lumbar will have to be fused, little by little?
I am not sure how to make the right decision.
With the Hippa Law, I can't talk to patients.......so I am on my own.
I also did that once and went the 100 thousand laser NEW wonderful way.........and was told that was a scam and here I am doing it the old fashioned way..
Can anyone help me make sense and help me know what kind of future I am looking at.
Should the surgery help that much?