So, I'm having a thoracic discectomy (done posteriorly) on T8-9 and T9-10 in just 5 days! Ack!! I'm having it done at Penn in Philadelphia. I was a little nervous it was going to have to be post-poned for the 4th time. I have a heart condition which can lead to dangerous arrhythmias, so naturally I had to have cardiac clearance before the surgery. Well, there were some issues with my cardiologist's office not being able to get it done in time because the doctor is out of the office for a few days. Thankfully, we got it all taken care of and they were able to clear me.
I'm absolutely terrified but anxious to get it overwith. The next few days we are super busy, so it should go by very quickly.
The doctor said I'll likely be in the hospital for 2 nights. Is there anything you would recommend I bring with me? What preparation should I be doing for when I return home?