I'm now scheduled to have my fusion L4/5 L5/S1 on September 25th. They are asking me for a blood donation. Anyone have to do that?? How many of you needed your blood for a transfusion??
Also, my doc never mentioned a back brace of any sort for after the surgery. I'm reading that a lot of you have had to wear one. Is there a reason for not having it versus having it??? I think I might want one, should I ask for it?? Does it make a real difference?