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Surgery on Monday

sleeprgirlssleeprgirl Posts: 695
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:39 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Having my PLIF on Monday. My computer has been down, and I've been crazy busy trying to get things ready. Just wanted to thank everyone for all the advice and support that you've given me over the past few weeks. I think I'm ready...time to get down to the nitty-gritty!!



  • sleeprgirl said:
    Having my PLIF on Monday. My computer has been down, and I've been crazy busy trying to get things ready. Just wanted to thank everyone for all the advice and support that you've given me over the past few weeks. I think I'm ready...time to get down to the nitty-gritty!!

    First off, Welcome to Spine Health!!! This is a wonderful site - great information - forums, condition descriptions, videos etc. Good luck with your surgery! Let us know how it goes!!! Take care. :-) Again, Welcome!!!

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • Was just thinking of you last night, Lisa. I'll be thinking and praying for you Monday. I'm sure everything will go well, and you will soon be on the road to recovery. Take good care of yourself.

    Lisa C
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  • I read several "interesting" books that think they prove that a patient's whole attitude prior to surgery and going into surgery, even during when the anesthetic is being administered has an effect on the procedure.. I put interesting in quotes because I'm not sure how much I buy into the authors concepts...but they are backed up by data....

    Anyway I figure anything that MIGHT help a successful outcome is worth a try....

    So, spend the weekend getting yourself to a peaceful and positive mental place. Do what you can to find that calm within you. Perhaps you respond to favorite music, soothing sounds, whatever it might be.

    It sounds like you have done as much prep work as you can, have done your research and now it is time to muster all the positive energy you can, and focus your attention on finding the positive stillness that lies within you.

    Wishing you an uneventful surgery on Monday. Before you know it, the worst will be behind you and you will be on a path toward healing...

    I'm probably having more fusion after the new year. I'll think I'll go look for the books and reread them....

  • I hope your surgery goes really well and your recovery is the best that can be expected. Train those puppy dogs to fetch things for you!


    3 level spinal fusion, L3/4, L4/5, L5/S1, November 2008. Stiff, but I can walk.
  • I will let you know how things go when I can. My anesthesia team is using a new drug to help manage my post-op pain. We use it on many big procedures, but have never used it on a PLIF; so it will be interesting from a clinical standpoint to see how it works...I will let everyone know, if it helps.

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  • Hi Lisa :H I will be keeping you in my thoughts & prayers :)

    I will be very interested to see how this new drug works on you.
    L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.
  • Hi Lisa

    Wishing you all the best for your surgery tomorrow. Keep positive and think how good it eventually will be to walk without major pain.

    When I got home, my dogs sensed that things were different and they were so good and I've found looking after them easy - this was the one thing that was worrying me pre-op. I'm sure your kids will be the same and it will be a joy having them with you.


    XLIF L2-4 20.8.15
    ALIF L4/5 2009
    Laminectomy/discectomy L4/5 2008
  • Hi Lisa,

    I wish you the best. Agree with Gwennie about getting in a good place mentally. Today is all about finding that peaceful place in your mind.

    Keep us posted
  • sunny1966ssunny1966 VIRGINIAPosts: 1,362
    Just wanted to wish you luck with your surgery. I'm sure that everything will go great. Hope you have a fast and easy recovery. I'll be thinking of you. Just think it will soon be all behind you.

  • I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful support system here, where everyone understands intimately what I am facing these next few weeks. I'm sure I will need your caring and loving advice in the days to come.

    My morning is going great. Me and the "pups" are taking it easy. Trish...I think you are right, because the dogs are already aware and responsive to me when I'm in terrible pain.

    Its rainy here in the southeast, so I'm trying to make sure my home is workable when I return.

    Gwennie...will be interesting to know how a positive outlook effects outcome. I am so ready to move forward, and have a great life ahead.

    Let's Rock n Roll!!!

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