I am writing this on behalf of my Father - age 81 & 1/2
He's considering getting a Lumbar Fusion surgical procedure done.
He had a fusion done about 12 years ago and it's stopped his pain
then up till the past year or so.
He is also now a cancer survivor having had chemo to treat Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
The chemo was completed almost 2 years ago.
I am afraid that he may not be young enough to be able to handle this surgery
at this late stage of his life: anesthesia fears (POCD), infection fears and all the
other usual and major things that can go wrong. He gets a major cold after getting
an annual flu shot, so I question the ability of his immune system.
Am I being paranoid? Is this something that is frequently successful on elderly people?
Thank you all for any feedback...