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New Member with Impending Surgery

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,322
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:24 AM in New Member Introductions
Hello Everyone,
Thanks for all the time and information you have all posted. I found out I need to have a 360 degree fusion to the L4/L5 with hardwear and disc spacer??? I was happy to hear something could be done for the pain I have had for years. Too many injections to count and way too long on pain meds. I look forward to starting the journey to a pain free life. Thanks again for the information and I hope I can help out someone else in the future.


  • you have a diagnosis and plans for a procedure. Hope it gets you fixed-up. Also hope you hang around to get (and give) suggestions during recovery!! Do you have a date set for the surgery?
  • No surgery date until I meet with the ALIF surgeon. The PLIF surgeon wants me to meet him so he can describe the procedure. Then they will get together to pick a date that they both have open. Thank goodness they are in the same practice and this collaboration is a normal part of their practice. I will be here to let everyone know what is going on since I will be off work for a while. I am hoping for an October surgery. If not early November.
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  • ask ask ALOT of questions...

    sometimes us who are desperate for help... leave out the details...

  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. make sure you do all your homework and ask all your questions. ask until you can't ask anymore. :T feeling comfortable before surgery is so important. :SS read the "Good News" forum for a read on successful surgeries. good luck! Jenny :)
  • on your upcoming surgery. Please keep us posted.
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  • Well, that's the date for my 360 degree fusion on L4/L5. Now what do I do...Anxiety set in. My doctor said I will only be in the hospital overnight. I am nervous but looking forward to having a normal life. I have cleaned the house, prepped my personal stuff, now what...Any suggestions????
  • :) Pika, do you need to have the toilet lifted? and what about a grabber? just two things you might have overlooked. you are on your way to a successful surgery and a great recovery. <:P good news that you have a date set! please be in touch whenever you need to! Jenny :)
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