I am going in Friday morning for a discogram for L2-L3, L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1. All of these discs are effected by DDD. We are trying to determine which discs we could do what to to give me some relief. He wants to know where my debilitating issues are coming from. He is the 3rd surgeon I have seen and I LOVE him! He is the first one to offer me ANY sort of hope for my situation. The others have told me that I need a 4 level fusion, they won't do that and go see pain management for some drugs.
I guess what I want to know is....what I can I expect? I know, it hurts. I get that. I'm pretty prepared for that part...well as much as one can be :-/ What I'm wondering about is recovery. Those who have had one, how long did it take to calm down? I'm in my husband's little sister's wedding 8 days later. I'm just hoping I'll be able to walk and function ok by then. In my past experience, when I have had a bad flare up, it has lasted anywhere from 2 days to 2 months.