I actually met my NS today at my appt with his PA. He is recomending surgery. He said we can do minimally invasive discectomy but he is not recomending it. He is recomending Thoracic Fusion. I am devestated. I can't stop crying. I am having a CT Meylogram Friday to make sure what levels. But with my t-spine having mutliple bulges he wants to see how bad they are. They are also going to collect my spinal cord fluid and test it for MS (follow up on the brain mri from last winter and make sure I don't also have MS). This morning when I got out of bed, for the first time I lost control of by bladder. It was like when my water broke when I had my daughter. It scared the h3ll out of me.
He says the recovery isn't so bad. 16-20 weeks. I think he was trying to make me feel good. He says the scar will be about 5 inches and the surgery will be 4 hours. I will be in the hospital a week to 10 days. I have no idea when I am going to do this. Probably not until after January.