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Tomorrow the day nerves now HERE!!

MLT01MMLT01 Posts: 171
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:48 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi Everyone,

I can't believe tomorrow is already here! :S :-S: Hoping I have everything I need to be prepared and that my family is all set. Just hope this time around is easier!


spondylolisthesis at L4-5; stenosis,
Lumbar surgeries 1999 L4-L5
Lumbar staph infection 1999-2000"
Meningitis x5 in 1999-2001
Brain shunt 2000"
Brain shunt removed 20001"
ALIF/PLIF fusion 8/5/09
Failed fusion and Failed Hardware
PLIF Fusion scheduled for 10/29/10


  • I remember that feeling!!! :SS

    My experience was that the anticipation was worse than the surgery, and I am so glad that I had it done. I have lost that awful 'zap' down both legs from the sciatica.

    Looking at your history, you have had a rough ride.
    Hopefully this is going to be the way to relieve your pain and get your life back on track.

    Try to just put yourself into your surgeon's hands (I also put myself into God's hands) and let him do what is needed. Then it will be over to you for the healing.

    Hope that you have a relaxing day and try to do something nice for yourself and eat your favourite food. :D

    We will be here waiting to hear from you when you feel up to posting again. :H

  • Good morning yes I know the feeling i was there last week at this time last week I was in pre op babbling away to the nurses and fiance I do that when i am nervous woke up 12:30 in room all done was just happy to be on other side as you will be soon and feeling better stay positive that has helped me try to laugh
    my nurses were awesome and had a great sense of humor
    which helped alot ...keep us posted I will pray for you :H
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  • Just want to wish you all the best with your surgery tomorrow.Try to do something special today to take your mind off things. We will be awaiting your posts on how you are doing. Take it easy, listen to the doctor, relax and be pampered. Here's to speady fusion :)
    >:D< >:-D< : Karen
    L3-S1 herniation and bulges, stenosis, mod facet,ddd,impinged nerves,coccydinia
    discectomy/lami July 2011-unsuccessful
    adr L5-S1 Feb 2012
  • Maria,

    I'm sending you positive energy and wishes for a wonderful outcome tomorrow with your surgery. Support *HUGZ*

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • Hi Maria,

    I just wanted to wish you every success with this surgery. You have lots of people here wishing you well.

    Sending soft hugs...image

    2009 Foraminotomy C6-72010 PLIF L4-S1Multi RFA's, cervical inj, lumbar injLaminectomy L3-4 and fusion w/internal fixation T10-L4 July 17Fusion C2-C5 yet to be scheduled
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  • and keep us posted!

  • I certainly know how the 'collywobbles' felt before surgery. I was so anxious I couldn't sleep for 2 nights beforehand. However, when it was all over it wasn't as bad as I had imagined (and the morphine pump was amazing!).

    It's not long now till you're on the other side. The physios will have you up and walking in no time!

    When you can, it would be lovely to hear from you that everything is OK - or perhaps you can get someone to post on your behalf if you're not feeling up to it when you first get home.

    2 x Microdiscectomy 2005 / PLIFusion 2-level 2010 / revision surgery 2011 / NEVRO Senza spinal cord stimulator implanted February 2013. I WILL NOT GIVE IN / UP !!
  • Thank you everyone!! I think I'm all set..House is cleaned/organized extra food in the house for my hubby and kids ect. :)))

    I'm actually at the point I can't wait for it to be over!! I will try to post something in a day or so!!

  • Excellent! Please let us know when "you get onto the other side" okay? *HUGZ* :)

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • wishing you the best for your surgery and recovery
    surgery be over with soon
    sending you positive healing energy
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