I am new to this forum... I am 35 yr old - I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis last year and I have scheduled my surgery for 2-7-11.
Lumbar Laminectomy from L3 to S1
Posterior instrumented spinal fusion L4-5 and L5-S1
Non- Instrumented fusion L3-4
Can someone walk me through it? Recovery- what to expect?
I have never been sick, never had surgery and I am pretty scared. I have a two year old and it is impossible to keep up with her which is why I am having the surgery.... the pain in my left leg is unbarable, numbness, heat, tingling you name it. I can't walk, sit, stand -- I have had 4 shots, PT, drugs... and nothing has helped-- this is my only hope....