I have posted once or twice in the back surgery forum here.
My name is Dina and I am a 40 year old mom of three teenage boys ages 18, 16, and 15. My husband was killed in a car crash last year but I have recently started to date again and my boyfriend has moved in (he is retired at age 40)
I am also an emergency/trauma nurse and a home health nurse.
I apparently herniated a disc and it is putting some serious issues on my left leg - numbness, occasionally losing strength and collapsing the leg, left drop foot, no feeling in toes and outside of calf.
I am scheduled for PLIF in two days on DEc 10th and I am scared to death and have been feeling very depressed and scared because I do not knw how to heal and do nothing, and I am afraid of what the recovery process will bring.
I am so glad I found this site, there is sooooo much useful information and good people here who totally understand what I am going through.