Greetings and salutations,
Just thought i would give a lil background on myself before I plead for any input on what to expect from a lumbar fusion L3-5! I am a 35 year old married mother of two wonderful boys ages 13 and 8! I am having a lumbar fusion on March 9, holy *&#! that's Monday, and just wondering if there is anyone out there to give me some hope on a quick speedy recovery! Ha Ha I guess, i have checked out alot of the chats and i am really wondering how i am going to functiion with my boys. i kinda want to chicken out but the doc says that it isnt going to get better on its own imagine that. i am new to all this so if i am being vague its because i really do not know what or how to ask what the hell is going to happen to me Monday and my doc is not really forthcoming with the info, i do not even know if i will have to have a graft from my hip or what the deal is. Most of my knowledge, which is little, has been derived from this website so i figured maybe someone would give me a shout and let me know a little of what to expect. i am reall scared about the pain after reading so many stories, i have been on meds for so long i am scared nothing will work and i dont want my little boy to be scared. wah wah, i know, i apologize in advance, this is all just happening a little fast for me and i am definitley not used to being out of control! Any comments would be gratefully appreciated-like how am i supposed to funcion to when does it get even a lil better? Anything would grate! Please and thank you and hope you have a grateful night!