I would guess that about 70% of the people that register here are having questions regarding treatments , specifically about surgery. All surgeries, involve an 'unnatural' act on our bodies. Our bodies were not set up to having someone cut into bodies and removing or adding something. No matter how 'non-invasive' a procedure may be, its still a violation to our bodies.
Ok, now, we realize that surgery is our ONLY option. Now what? We are not always prepared those words coming from our doctors. We always hoped that some less aggressive treatment would mend us. Isnt there a pill to take care of everything?
How about one Injection, cant that fix it all?
We wish it could. But when it is clear that the only option to help you down the road is surgery, we must get prepared.
- But how does one prepare for surgery?
- And what do we need to do to get ready?
- So you are ready and prepared, got everything in order, but arent you still scared?
What are you fears? Everyone has them. I can not think of anyone going into a surgery, or any kind that is not afraid of something.
For myself, I remember with my first cervical surgery, I was so scared that something might happen or go wrong and that I would wind up a quadriplegic. I kept those fears inside and never told a person about them until after the surgery. I remember so clearly when, I was in the recovery room and the nurse spoke to me, the first thing I did, was to check that I could move my fingers and move my toes. I did! And to me that was perfect, didnt care so much about what they did with my neck.
We all have our fears. I dont there is anyone out there that is so stoic that they can march in to surgery without giving it a second thought.
I would like to hear your thoughts. And I know there are thousand of members out there that have surgery on their horizon, and would love to hear from all of you about this.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences