OK, as I sit here and read the posts of people who are post-op from lumbar fusion surgery's, Im getting a little wiggy. Alot of what I read is people who are still having issues and pain and what not. Am I doing the right thing? Im scared to death now... I have been trying to be hopeful but when I sit here and read I get scared. I realisticly know I will never be my old energetic self, but I was hoping to get back to work at some point. I read all the posts and the difficulty it seems with ADL's after surgery, and I think, omg, I dont have anyone to help me much when I get home. How am I going to do it? I have exhausted all other treatment options and alternative stuff, this is the only thing I havent tried.
ALIF decomp PLIF L3,L4, L5, S1 w/bone graft scheduled in FIVE days, 9-23-08.
Any advice, suggestions?