Well, it's finally here. I had my pre-op appointment with my NR and we're good to go. Nerves are beginning to kick in a bit but over all I think I'm handling it pretty well. Meeting with my Dr helped. We looked at the film of my updated MRI and it was amazing to actually see the area that is crunching the nerves and causing all the problems.
He will do the laminectomy, bone graft and fusion with hardware. He will also do some clean up. He said I have an 80% chance of success. I will have a bone stimulator and back brace. He said controlling the pain will be a challenge but he thinks we can do it.
I have read all the posts here the last 2 weeks and really appreciate the good advice from some of the members. I took advantage of the items needed list and think I have everything I will need. My husband has taken time off work to take care of me and help me through it. He will bring my iPad to me at the hospital if Im feeling up to it. If so, I will post an update.
Thanks again for all the help!