I'm a 38 yr old female. I'm having surgery on L5-S1. I need help making up mind about which surgery to do. I've been offered one of these by my Dr. (I'm not sure my insurance covers ADR.) I can't live with the pain any longer. But am terrified of being cut open through the front & having my insides moved around including major veins. I guess the parts that scare me the most are bleeding, death, having major problems after the surgery, because of the veins. I have 2 kids that I don't want to leave them mother-less.
So, please give me your insight of which surgery you had. How long it took to recover, back brace, are you still in pain, have any new pain and anything else I forgot.
Thanks a bunch!!!!!!!!!!!
DDD L5-S1, x-rays, MRI, Melyogram, 2 CT Scans, Discogram