how ppl always ask how bad back surgery is?
It's the worst pain you'll ever go through unless you need open heart surgery but if your life is severely altered because of the pain youre already in on a daily basis and youve already tried everything else, youre left with no choice....surgery is the last resort. Its not a walk in the park. If youre back is only at the point where you can judge whether or not to get the surgery by how bad the surgery is gonna hurt then you havent truly had REAL back pain.
I mean its nice to know what to expect from others who've had this kinda surgery but it just irritates me when ppl think its gonna be a simple procedure and are shocked at the truth. Especially when they say 'Gee, maybe I need to rethink the surgery, I dont think I can handle that much pain'.
If you havent experienced that much pain, you shouldnt be having the surgery at all.