I am scheduled for an ALIF surgery 6/25 for l4/s1 fusion.. I'm getting more and more freaked out by the minute, but at the same time see a dim light at the end of the tunnel from this horrid pain. In 2007 I had discectomy and when i woke up from surgery thought it was a miracle - no pain whatsoever. Came home and was back to work within 10 days. I was mildly optimistic for the same result this time but after reading and educating myself more and more I realize that is not going to happen.
I live 3 hours from the hospital where my surgery will take place, just wondering is anyone has any suggestions for the car ride home after discharge or if I should stay with my parents for a few days before trying to come home?
Thanks for any help you can provice