Hi folks, I tried to get this post on before but messed up somehow. Looking to build support system prior to my fusion. This will be 2nd one. 1st in 1989 at 28. I have grade 2 Spondylolethesis, severe foraminal stenosis, central stenosis, DDD , severe facet arthritis. Etc. all the mess that goes with spondy.
At this point I've read as much as I can to inform myself on the process. This one will be so much bigger and more involved than the last. I thank all of you who have contributed your experience , strength, and hope on recovery. I know this is going to be a long bumpy road. Mentally , emotionally, as well as physically. Putting strategies together for that as well. I do suffer w depression as I'm sure many of us do. One obstacle is allowing people to help. I'm a do it yourself kind of gal. Mostly I just want to say I never would have been as prepared as I am, if not for your sharing. Post op must haves list is priceless.
Still waiting for medical clearance from pcp then hopefully the month will go fast and the waiting will be over. I'd love to stay connected and keep posting. Thanks.