Hey gang looks like there are quite a few of us having surgery this week. I thought it would be interesting to have a thread to keep up with each other and maybe draw some support from each other and from those who already know what to expect.
My surgery is Thursday morning at 8 AM. I am having a 1-2 level posterior fusion using Dynesys stabilization hardware and my own bone. I have donated my 2 units of blood (autologous) in case I need a transfusion. The Red Cross lady said there was a good chance I would need some of it back because my hematocrit levels were so low, they almost didn't take the second unit. I just barely qualified. They took the second unit last Thursday and I just started feeling better today. I also went back to the brace people today to pick up my custom made TLSO brace, that is going to be interesting.... I do think that it will offer me the support I need post-op to feel more comfortable.
I go back to my NS on Wed. to get drawn on and to get my disinfectant soap.
It is all so much to take in. I have had a very long two months to think about my surgery date.... everyday.. I am glad it is almost here.
I really appreciate this site and all the wonderful advice and help!!