I've been seeing an orthopaedic surgeon since May. They did an MRI and his response was he guaranteed I'd be having surgery by the end of summer. I ended up getting a 2nd and a 3rd opinion and they all said the same thing. To try and easy my mind I did a steriod pack, coritsone injections and physical therapy but the pain in the legs just kept coming back. This past weekend for absolutely NO reason my lower back decided to start hurting.
Surgery is scheduled for Monday, I've been told to stay off of all tylonel's, pain meds since since last wednesday. Oh man oh man my leg/back is not happy.
Surgery is a laminectomy and should take about 90 minutes. He said it's being done as an outpatient procedure but since I'm not going until 4:30 they'll keep the night and let me go home the next morning. It's on my L4-L5, S1.
I was doing really good and came to terms that I needed to have it done and I even told my husband that "it's time". Just this morning I started having second thoughts. I've had surgery in the past and it was wonderful (breat reduction) but for some reason this one is just scaring the crap out of me. Please tell me this is all normal and it's really just in my head (I'm 32).