It's finally here and the reality and nerves are kicking in big time. Checkin is at 6am and surgery at 7:30. Anterior/Posteriorlateral Fusion with fixation L4-5-S1
I have been reading alot of posts and the "must have" lists so I think I'm going to have everything ready. I live alone so trying to get all my needed items in order and last minute house cleaning so the only help I will need from anyone is a ride home...I'm driving myself. I have some issues with alot of my "friends" since this whole episode began...what it boild down to is they are tired of hearing about the "back thing". Well guess what, I AM TOO!!!...but it doesn't make my back or me feel any better! Anyway, I am determined to take care of most all of my needs and if I need help with something, I will pay for it to get done. I can thank the f***** up W/C system in Texas for most of my problems...with there purposeful delaying of services. I have been of f work since June '09 and just now getting the surgery I need. The last treatment I had was a facet block 8 months ago.
Anyway, what do I really need to take with me to the hospital? I'm thinking a few pairs of underware, pajamas, change of cloths for ride home and toothbrush and paste, deodorant. Can you take a shower while in there?...and if so do I need to bring soap and shampoo?
Thanks everyone for your wealth of information/advice I have found here at spine-health. I have learned so much reading through the many posts.
Wish me luck tomorrow.!.. I will see yall on the other side!