Im due soon to have my ALIF procedure due to DDD and foraminal narrowing which causes pain sitting, standing, lying flat, sciatica and numb toes, which i must say im really really nervous about it. Ive had a discectomy done via the back, but i think im more worried about the abdominal pain i will have afterwards.
Im a poor pain threshold person, being im on 30mg morphine sulphate twice a day, with gabapentin, paracetamol and dihydrocodeine regular. I also use diazepam occasionally.
Im told i will have a pca (patient controlled analgesia), but this didnt ward off the pain after my discectomy. Being im now on so much more opoids than when i had my discectomy, scared doesnt touch it
Not sure if there is a february operation thread, but i thought i'd put my tuppence in. Im from uk.
Could i also ask where straker is? i used to liken with him being he was from the uk and was waiting a 360 fusion.
L5/s1 discectomy & decompression 2009
ALIF l5/s1 2011
Awaiting X-ray & consultant to see if fused, but experiencing a lot of pain again