8/6/12, probably the first surgery in the morning. I am so relieved. I feels as though I have been waiting for this date for months. However, I made the decision to have surgery in May and have been trying alternatives up to the last uncomfortable round of trigger point injections last week. It's not that I want to have to go through this but I am so looking forward to getting my surgery over with and moving into the post op recovery period. Recovery is not what I'm doing now. I'm going in the opposite direction.
My pre op is 7/23/12. I am hoping to be healthy by then. I have an active lung infection and one of the organisms that grew out was a staph bacterium. Fortunately they ruled out MRSA. The Infectious Disease doc said I should be fine by the end of the 10-day course of antibiotics I have started. I have other medical issues and a compromised immune system. To help strengthen my system, I'll get a 24-hour blood transfusion the week of the 16 th of July.
I suppose time will fly now but I hope not. I've got too much to do. Thank you all and this site for the information, help, and feedback I've gotten. I'm so lucky to have found this site.
3 PLIFs (L2-5): 2003, 2005, 2008
2-level ACDF (C5-7) scheduled for 8/6/12
PLIF L1-3 6/13
ACDF (C5-7) 8/12
PLIF (L2-5) 2003/05/08