next week i am off to see another neurosurgeon for his opinion on possible surgery....i feel as if my whole life revolves around surgeries at the moment! (i had right shoulder surgery done last year and my left shoulder done two weeks ago.)
for those of you who have had surgery for stenosis, what made you decide it was time? i have trouble with sitting, standing and walking, but not all the time. i do have a constant pain on the outside of my right ankle that feels like it's going to rip open. the butt and leg pain can be unbearable, then settle down to where it's okay. when i get the gnawing low back pain, there is often nothing i can do about it, but then i wake up a day or two later and things have calmed down again.
i am not new to back pain, by any means....i suppose i'm weighing the pros and cons and, in the back of my mind, wondering if i'll end up with worse pain afterwards.
just thinking out loud, but i'd welcome your feedback.