Needless to say I am wide awake and am freaking out about surgery in a few hours. I would probably have to take 5 sleeping pills to get to sleep and then would probably oversleep my surgery. Great, right??
Am definitely not looking forward to the next 3 weeks/momths. If it is anything like my surgery 24 years ago at age 34, it should be absolutley horrendous. My friends all tell me not to worry and how much better spinal surgery is today, but my doctors have advised me that this one will be quite difficult and to recover as completely as 24 years ago are is not realistic this time around. (could have another child, ski, golf, ice skate, dance, yoga etc) So much for fabulous encouragement and positive reinforcement. I am typically a very optimistic person and not a wimpy patient (tough cookie) but I am absolutely dreading this. When I get back on-line, will give you the update and hopefully be my upbeat, cheerful self. Time will tell. Wishing all of you speedy recoveries with as little pain/dicomfort as possible. Believe me, there is life after surgery and this too shall pass.
Sending my best to all