I am having a 360 ALIF of the L5/S1 on Monday, June 6th. I, like any normal person, am a bit nervous.
How long does the actual surgery take on an average? I do know I have alot of scar tissue in my abdomen from prior surgeries, so in my case might take a bit longer. But on a normal scale, how long should the procedure tend to take from start to finish?
Also, My Dr said to expect a 2 day hospital stay. Reading some other posts, it seems that many stayed longer? Or is 2 days a normal time. Of course I am sure each person is different. I'm a 38 year old Female. Pretty healthy. Could tend to lose a few pounds, but it's been so hard to do any exercise with the pain.
I'm looking forward to this surgery as the pain has been beyond tolerable. Is there any other information that anyone would like to share regarding this type of surgery? I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance!