Pre-op today has me MUCH calmer but with multiple questions. I get the whole anterior approach and I understand all the issues with that now. The GS was awesome in drawing pictures (even with my background I am still thankful for the illustrations because it SOUNDS more complex than it looks!). I am wondering how they'll "flip" me over to get to the posterior? Also my consent form mentioned "instrumentation" & that was also never discussed with me. Will that have to be removed after I fully fuse? I worry about the healing process since there will be incisions front and back. How easy will it be to get in and out of the recliner? I would REALLY like to hear from someone who's had this done if possible. In discussing this with the GS today I feel almost like a freak of nature. When I told people what I am having done I get looks like I told them I am having a toe transplant! Is this THAT rare? Is it as complex as it sorta seems or is it really not that big of a deal?
This site has been a HUGE resource to me & I appreciate all the help I can get!!