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Oct 29th Surgery!

MLT01MMLT01 Posts: 172
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:47 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery

Hi Everyone,

Just received the call today that my fusion is going to be this month! I was almost blown over because I was under the impression early Dec. The Dr is booked solid so either I have it in 2 weeks or the week of Christmas and miss Christmas with my family.

They need to replace all the hardware because of hardware failure and add more BMP to the non union. I have to much to do! The nerves are now kicken in!!


spondylolisthesis at L4-5; stenosis,
Lumbar surgeries 1999 L4-L5
Lumbar staph infection 1999-2000"
Meningitis x5 in 1999-2001
Brain shunt 2000"
Brain shunt removed 20001"
ALIF/PLIF fusion 8/5/09


  • Hi MLT yes I know how you feel My surgery was supposed to be on the 14th and my Dr called and had to push it to the 21st so I was all ready to go last week and now
    another week Of nerves lol I just hope it is not as bad as I think it will be but have a good attitude
    they say that is what you need to do and get your nest ready I got my raised toilet seat and grabber from Amazon 2 days ago coffee table set up by bed with magazines word search good movie popped in dvd and all my meals planned ..hope you and your nerves are going to be ok I will put on thread after surgery to let all know how it went hope you can do the same ..Have a great day :H
  • Yes I guess it was a shock when your surgery was put forward to the 29th. You kind of think that you've got plenty of time to get everything ready, and now it's all go for you, but I think better that way because being busy takes care of the nerves for some of the day.

    Hoping all goes well for you and that you fuse this time.

    Please check in and let us know how you're going.

    John, Hope all goes well for you on the 21st too. Good that you're all set up for your recovery. Same thing, let us know how you're going.


    XLIF L2-4 20.8.15
    ALIF L4/5 2009
    Laminectomy/discectomy L4/5 2008
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