I've been lurking for awhile, reading many of the threads on here, many of the articles on spine-health (no need for the generic welcome, I've already read every link on it
and then some), and anything I can get my hands on. I've seen one doctor that has suggested a l4/l5 ALIF for spondylolisthesis. I've done more than 16 weeks of physical therapy, and had no results from that, or 3 epidurals. I feel rotten, the pain is overwhelming, and that is coming from someone with severe joint pain since childhood. This is just too much! I'm working on selecting a doctor for a second opinion. I'm not grossed out, nor do I get the willies very often as someone who works in the medical field, but I've gotten to the point where reading about the surgery makes me sick to my stomach. I'm not usually one that gets nervous about things, I had extensive facial reconstruction after being hit by a drunk driver as a teenager. That was a walk in the park. I'm just a ball of nerves. I'm also so scared of this being the wrong choice, what if I get worse? So, that's kind of why I'm here. Support from those who are going through this, or have gone through this.
Up coming Lumbar Fusion at L4/L5
My blog: livingbendy.com