I only posted a couple of times on the old site but I have continued to follow everyone and am trying to adjust to the new site.
I am Kelly (there seem to be a lot of us lol so you can call me Kelly Jo if ya want). I had written on the old site about being a Dynesys candidate . So I am scheduled for a 1-2 level fusion of my l4 l5 s1 (depends on how things look when he gets in there)I finished my blood donation today with the second unit. I learned today that my iron level is low, I'm feeling sluggish but not too bad. Surgery is next Thursday July 10th. I will be the first patient of the day yay! a fresh surgeon! I had my pre-op apmt on Tuesday and was fitted the same day for my brace. I get to pick up my custom made brace on Mon. they want me to wear it some and get used to it. I had my ekg and everything is a go. I am freaking out a bit. The problem is that my back and leg have been quite good this last week or so. The only thing really bugging me is the buzzing tingling cold numb-ish feeling in my left foot and leg. I keep 2nd guessing if I should have surgery???? I know I have spondy with a pars defect and the plan is to decompress and add the Dynesys hardware. I will also be fused using an auto graft. This seems different than most Dynesys patients??? My surgery was scheduled two months ago so my whole life has felt as though it centered around this and now I am scared :O big shocker hugh? I can't help but wonder if I am doing the "right" thing. My NS says I will be in the hospital for about 5 days. I am so not looking forward to this. I know there are 2 or 3 of you having your surgeries next week too. I will keep you in mind. I am so glad I found you guys. I feel like I am going into this with the facts.
Thanks for everything.