I am scheduled for surgey 2-13, after having severe L leg/calf pain, numbness for the last 10 months.. After going to several doctors, and being refused anything for pain..I finally went to a Neurologist, never thinking it was related to my back. As a nurse, I feel kinda silly thinking it was my Hamstring, or sciatia..Never thought this was going on...Now I am totally freaked out, and have been reading about this procedure.. Have some questions: 1. For 3 vertebrea, how much of my hip will be needed? As I heard that is going to be very painful, in addition to surgery sight. My Neurosurgeon did a Discectomy of L4-L5..7 years ago, was successful..No further problems..til now..I trust him, he has a wonderful reputation.( Dr. ..xyz)..2., I'm concerned about infection in such to large surgical sight... 3. How much mobility will be lost? I hope someone has some sort of advice, or reassurance..i'm so scared..I'm only 45!!!I've got a lemon for a body! Lol. Thank you
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Nancy J. Brewer-Pettit