Well, my date is set for December 5th, 2011. The neurosurgeon will do laminectomy, decompression and fusion of L4-L5 and L5-S1. :OO
My concern is that I live in a split-level home. 3 stairs to get to main level from front door and 10 stairs to get upstairs to where bedroom is.
I don't want to "camp out" upstairs as I'd surely go insane lying there by myself. I'd rather set up in the living room on the main floor.
So - I guess I'm asking - in your experience, when were you able to safely navigate stairs?
I'd really like to sleep in my bed at night (awesome bed), but then in the A.M., move downstairs to the recliner during the day/evening.
What'cha think? Like will I be able to go down the stairs like that after I'm released from the hospital stay? :??
(yeah, i'm gonna ask the neuro at my pre-op appt in Nov, but wanted to see what my fellow spineys thought in the meantime)