I had a discogram done on June 2 to determine the source of my pain. I figured it was L5-S1 but he wanted to check L4-5 because of some of the symptoms I was having. I had my follow up with my orthopedic surgeon last Friday 6/26. He sad I would need a 360 fusion of L5-S1. He said I will be in the OR at least 4 hours, in the hospital a few days and off work for at least 12 weeks.
I am waiting for his office to call with a surgery date. In the meantime, I am just very anxious. I am in so much pain and I want it over with! I am working, (I am an office manager) but each day is getting harder and harder. My company is holding my job for me and one of the other employees is taking over my duties while I am gone. I am struggling right now though because by 10:00 or 11:00am, I am ready to cry. I have no idea how far out my surgeon is scheduling.
I would appreciate any advice or experiences from anyone who has had this surgery or similar! Thank you all!
Herniated disc L5-S1
3 bilateral transforaminal epidurals