Hi everyone. Tomorrow I go "under the knife" as they say and will have a fusion of L/4, L/5 and S/1 with instrumentation. I have had a double knee replacement and a double cervical fusion (after auto accident)but I'm more nervous about this one. My surgeon has an excellent reputation but I still am very aprehensive.
Because of the neck surgery, I will need an awake intubation. Has anyone out there had one?; I'm not sure what to expect.
This forum has really helped me learn about this surgery. I thank you all. Wish me luck! I will post as soon as possible post surgery.