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Pre-op tomorrow...Questions

ouch2oouch2 Posts: 1,270
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:59 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I am scheduled to have an ADR at the L5/S1 level on Feb 6th.Tomorrow is my pre-op. They said that a nurse would meet with me and to have a list of questions ready to ask.

Since I really didn't get any information from the surgeon at my appointment,when it was scheduled, I want to make sure I ask a bunch of questions, so that I will feel more confident going into surgery.

So far I have
1. How long is the surgery?
2. How long should I expect to be in hospital if no complications.
3. Will I need a brace afterwards?
4. Will I need compression stockings?
5. How long do I wait before physio?
6. Will there be a vascular surgeon there ?(it is anterior surgery)

Any ideas on other questions that I should be asking at the pre-op?

Thank you for any suggestions

>: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


  • How about;

    What restrictions will I have after surgery?
    When can I expect to be able to drive again?
    What pain relief will I wake up with?
    Will I have a catheter?
    How soon will I be able to shower after surgery?

    I wish you well with your surgery and hope that this will lead to you getting your active life back again.

    >:D< >:D< >:D<

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