Ok, the thing is, I'm 23 years old and I'm facing a few surgeries ahead of me it seems. (At least I've been recommended by my current specialist to do it). I have two screws fusing me together currently, and am worried about getting any form of surgery done.
My doctor has told me that despite being screwed together 4 years ago, my bone never fully fused and he recommends taking my screws out and putting in something that will hold my bone together. I'm a bit skeptical about it considering, why do I want to go through another surgery? I feel that it's too much for someone my age and I've already been through enough.
Another thing is, that my doctor wants to do a spinal cage as well for me; and remove my L5 disk (It leaks, and is rotten). Is this too much for someone my age? I feel that it is, and it isn't even 100% that this surgery will work on me. Of course, there are risks involved too from what I hear it's 50/50 and I can become paralyzed (as with any other spine surgery).
Also, the reasoning about taking the screws out was because apparently my nerve is rubbing against a screw, which is causing a lot of my nerve pain, again this is just an assumption though; And the only way to find out if it's a fact is to do the procedure. This is such bs, and I'm so tired of all this. I just want to be done with being abnormal.