I visited my NS today as a follow up to a discogram I had on Thursday of last week.
Still not definate date for surgery or even which surgery I am going to have.
My NS wants me to have a hybrid surgery involving a fusion at L5-S1 and replacement at L4-L5. He thinks that this would be best to avoid future surgeries. My insurance does not cover replacements though. So, I am waiting to see if I qualify for a study in replacements. If so then I am going to go on the schedule for this surgery sometime around January. Plus to this is that all would be covered by the study group's dime.
If I don't qualify for the study, I will be having a TLIF in about 5 weeks. A two level TLIF with my own bone from the facet joints with some cadaver bone as well. A cage with BMP.
So, I play the waiting game again. Guess I will know in the next week or so which one it will be. Coin toss, yay!
Doc was kind enough to give me some new meds though. I was taking Darvocet occasionally but it did nothing for the pain and made me feel kinda barfy. He has given me Lortabs and Flexiril now. Will see how it goes. Wish me Love!!!