I am not sure this is the right place for this but thought I would start a post for this month since I am having a MIS TLIF this Monday, May 7th. Anyone else having surgery this month? This is my first back surgery and I am kinda freaked out. Any surgery freaks me out actually.
I have two boys, ages 18 and 20. My 18 yr old is autistic. He is literally my life. I have extreme anxiety thinking about something happening to me. His dad and I divorced in 99. I remarried in 2007. My husband is awesome, and he really tries to understand Z(not sure if I can use names), but he is in his 40's and never had kids of his own, and well, he has a lot to learn. So while he is learning, I am here to teach, but what if something happens to me? FREAKS ME OUT worrying about it. I do believe the Big Guy upstairs is in control, but as I get closer to the date, I am getting more anxious.
So I thought I would share my anxiety here. What are some of your anxieties about having surgery? Maybe yours is related to the surgery itself? Like another problem I have is getting really sick from anesthesia. I can't think of anything more horrible then having to vomit when you just had surgery! Ugh terrible and feels like you are dying!
Grade 4 tear in l4/l5 was missed in first MRI so did injections for a year
SI joints "messed up" not sure if I will get them fused at a later time
Had Open PLIF L4/L5 5/28/13
Woke up to permanent nerve damage in legs and feet.