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Hi! I'm new. Having ALIF in 10 days, kinda scared!
I have already stalked the forum a little bit, and am already grateful for it! Looks like a very supportive bunch, I'm glad I can join.
I'm 24, I first injured my low back at age 17. I had an extreme hyperextension during an aerial dance lift... And stupid teenaged me just kept dancing for another year. I've been dealing with LBP for just about 7 years now. With severe degeneration at L4/5 L5/S1, I've tried pretty much EVERYTHING else, and the pain has just gotten worse and worse over the years, and now it's severe and constant
. My last resort is happening in a week and a half.
I'll be having a 2-level ALIF not this Thursday, but the next! I'm kinda scared, because I've never had any kind of surgery before. I guess I'll be cruising the forums, to see if I can find a bit of courage here.
See ya round the forums, everyone. Thanks!