June 8th is the big day. I saw the NS today and he went over the results from my CT myelo. It showed herniations throughout my thoracic spine, but T8-9 and T9-10 are the worst and are compressing my spinal cord. I didn't realize that they could operate from the back in the thoracic region, but he said they will make two small incisions on my back in the area of the discs and basically take the pressure off of my spinal cord. It's a same-day surgery, so I won't have to stay overnight in the hospital. He said he feels that this will help with most of my pain, but obviously it won't completely cure me. He said I should expect to need significant help with the kids for at least two weeks afterwards, and then I'll be able to start some PT. He said it is definitely unusual to have so many disc herniations at my age, being that I'm only 29. He mentioned that in some cases, when they see several herniations like that, it points to a genetic condition of the spine, but he didn't really go into detail about that.
So, what do you guys think? Does it sound promising?