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Surgery today

Newton35NNewton35 Posts: 12
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:59 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I'm having surgery this morning (tuesday). I've gone from feeling cool and collected although nervous to full panic. Kinda like hang on, this will be fine by itself and just let me the hell out of here! Suddenly all those risks that they mention (to avoid the risk of suit if the surgery goes to hell I guess) but hearing all about risks for full on paralysis neck down, hemorrhaging, causing accentuation of trouble to death... Not helpful.
Which it of course won't be. Fine by itself that is.

Can't sleep. Surgery is at 6 am and well, I'm not sleeping. Busy telling myself that I won't die. I've had over ten back surgeries but have never felt this absolute kind of I DO NOT WANT TO DO THIS. The depth of the emotions surprised me.

Just needed to "tell" someone...


  • Here to offer a virtual hand to hold. Exactly one week from now (surgery scheduled 1/3/12), I'll be in your same position. I hope that by the time you read this, you'll be recovering with your fears safely behind you -- and that your recovery will be swift enough to allow you to come back next week, same time, to hold my hand and remind me that it's going to be ok.
  • By now you should be 'under the knife'. Just wanted you to know that we're thinking of you. Post whenever you're feeling up to it OK? You're gonna be fine! :)
  • I hope you are resting now and everything has gone perfectly. Come back when you are ready and let us know how you are feeling.
  • Hope your surgery went well and that the pain control is working.

    Let us know how your surgery went once you're well enough to post.


    XLIF L2-4 20.8.15
    ALIF L4/5 2009
    Laminectomy/discectomy L4/5 2008
  • are on the other side now! Wishing you all the best!Have a smooth, pain reduced recovery!

    >:D< Karen
    >:D< >:-D< : Karen
    L3-S1 herniation and bulges, stenosis, mod facet,ddd,impinged nerves,coccydinia
    discectomy/lami July 2011-unsuccessful
    adr L5-S1 Feb 2012
  • Oh, sorry I didn't come on here when I was awake last night in the middle of the night. I am glad you shared your secret. I hope that all went well and your recovery is quick.

  • Hope you are doing OK...I was pretty freaked out the night before also...glad I had to wake up at 4 am to leave for hospital since I couldn't sleep. Two weeks post-op today. Doing much better than I anticipated.

    God bless and take care...let us know how you are.

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