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NEW new update on leg shaving fiasco

LoLLo Posts: 694
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
So I went to see my Neurosurgeon today. She said that she didn't want to leave my foot the way it was for 3 weeks, until my scheduled fusion date... That it could become permanent and she'd hate to see that happen to a 22 year old otherwise healthy person. She said my options were: to wait, if I wanted to, to do a MicroD tomorrow and then reschedule the fusion in 6 weeks, OR move the fusion up. So she called up the Vascular surgeon right in front of me and asked him if he had any sooner dates. First they came to October 6, at a hospital I didn't really want to go to, but I said okay anyway. Then she asked if tomorrow was too soon, and I said no, I don't think so. SO she is canceling her first case tomorrow and taking mine instead, and the Vascular surgeon made room in his schedule, too, because of the urgency of the situation. It means I won't be having my first appointment with the Vascular surgeon next week, as planned, or my pre-admissions testing appointment at the hospital either... But they said it was okay because I Was young. Thankfully my mom could get the day off on such short notice, and my boyfriend, too... Cause they had both taken off the 16. I'm kind of a scaredy cat. It was different when I had 3 weeks to prepare... But 12 hours isn't much. They think it's the best option, though, both my surgeon and the P.A. He was really happy that my surgeon could get me in so soon. SOOO I will be leaving at 5am tomorrow to be there for 5:30am. My boyfriend is going to pick up the Valium my NS prescribed me for tonight. At least I think so. He's in a really irritable mood and he's being kind of snappy at me. Won't lie.. It made me cry a little. I think it's kind of insensitive of him to treat me like that right now. It's not my fault I have back issues and something that is urgent :( I feel like I should apologize, or something. *Sigh* What can ya do?


  • That's good your surgery is moved up for tomorrow seeing how urgent it really is. Fingers crosssed and prayers for you. I hope your boyfriend is more supporting, that is really upsetting. Take care of yourself and hope to hear how well you're recovering soon. Bye for now Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • Good luck Lo. I'll be thinking about you. It is really great the docs are working together to get you the help you need.

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  • Lo, if you have to have surgery, might as well have it asap. At least you won't have time to work yourself up to a frenzy, before you'll realize it, it will be over.
    Good luck, I'll be thinking of you. I am leaving town in the morning, but will check for any news when I get back on Wednesday.

    Take care, and relax!!! Hope everything will go smoothly.


  • Wishing you the best of luck & a speedy recovery! >:D<
  • Good Luck with your surgery and your recovery. Take your time and get better a little before rushing back online. When you feel up to it let us know how youre doing.

    Best WIshes,
    Christina :)
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  • You're right. I might as well just get it over with. I've been scrambling around since I got home, running out to the store, putting money in the bank, cleaning, showering, getting my son all set for the night, and his stuff ready for the morning... Forgot to eat! Lol. I am keeping myself busy so hopefully I will fall asleep alright. I normally have TERRIBLE insomnia.

    Thanks for your support & well wishes :) >:D<
  • Thank you very, very much! >:D<
  • Thank you! I appreciate it :)

    Luckily I have a laptop, so it's pretty convenient to occupy my time. Reading crime stories, mostly! :)

  • And boyfriend is being much more supportive now :) I brought him food! Lol. Food always puts him in a better mood :)
  • Will be the first day of the rest of your life! Glad to hear boyfriend has come around....too funny, my wife says the same thing about me when i'm hungry...i'm very irritable!

    I'll be thinking of you tomorrow! Get some rest.
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