Sorry if this is in the wrong place but I need help.
I am scheduled for a 360 spinal fusion for my lower lumbar and am wondering as the date draws nearer if I am making the correct choice.
I have three young children and although I want to be normal and not be in pain all the time I am terrified of surgery and the what ifs,(what ifs being what if I don't make it and leave my children motherless).
A little history after seeing many doctors, just trying to figure out what was wrong and being told by my pain management doc that there was nothing further he could do, I found a orthopedic spine specialist, who I really feel comfortable with, but he is younger (which I know has it's advantages) he is not board certified but is board eligible, he is associated with many professional associations and is fellowship trained. Again I really like him and am very comfortable with him but it is coming to crunch time, and I just need to be told that I am not making the biggest mistake of my life here.
Please help and please be nice.
Sorry for the long post.