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hi! haha obviously im new here
Hey! Im 18 and planning on getting an L5-S1 fusion in a few months to repair spondylolysis on my L5 vertebrae and some slippage in the disc between L5 and S1. Ive had back pain since I was around 13 and the two fractures on my L5 vertebrae are moving further apart and showing no signs of healing. Im just looking to gain some new information and advice. The fusion is a step up from the repair my doctor originally recommended, and to tell you the truth it scares the crap out of me! Im a college student and although Ill have the summer to recuperate I have a feeling the HUGE uga campus is going to definitely test me...I figure the more info I get the better off Ill be!