Hello .. I'm new to this forum but have been trolling thru the posts and am thankful for the wealth of knowledge shared on this site.
Im 42 yo female whose experienced chronic back pain for about 6 years. Degenerative disk disease, spondolethesis etc.... Scheduled for ALIF & PLIF surgery on March 4th, 2011. Scared to death of surgery but more bothered by the idea of living in pain for the rest of my life.
I'm particularly interested in post- op stuff. I've never had surgery of any kind and feel like I'm not prepared for what's in store for me.
Thanks for welcoming me.