Well, I've posted here and said that I'd never have any further back surgery but I'm scheduled to have L2-3 laminectomy with fusion this coming week. I am not looking forward to any of this.
The pain is my greatest fear. I have never had such pain as after my last surgery L3-S1 fusion. I worry about my aftercare. I worry about getting about. I worry about getting out of bed. I worry about the bone harvest pain. That's awful. I;m just a wreck with worrying about everything. I have my walker to help be about. I have my grabber if I drop the remote. I'm 63 years old and I worry about the anesthesia too.
I try not to think about it as my doctor would not be doing the surgery if he thought another way would be best for my herniated disc and the vertebra being shifted out of alignment. Or, maybe not. I don;t know. I trust him, which is a good thing, but then again, he's a doctor and they aren't always right.. right? Oh well, I will post once again when I can get on a computer and let you know how things go.