Hi, I'm a 51 year old female, wife and mom. I have been having severe sciatica pain for about 5 months. About 6 weeks ago after an MRI, I was diagnosed with a spinal tumor. Surgery is scheduled for Sept. 18. I am terrified. Not so much about the surgery itself (I had a total hip replacement one year ago) but the recovery is what is getting to me.
Any words of encouragement would be appreciated. I'm asking that you be honest and tell me how it will be. I know I'll survive it, but my mind won't stop!
I'm a horseback rider, and I'm hoping that after the 3 month recovery period, I'll be able to ride again?
Thanks all, it's nice to find a group to bounce ideas and thoughts off of.