My fusion is June 12 but I'm going on a pre-surgical vacation to the Caribbean next week so my pre-op appointment and testing is today. Hopefully it goes well. My back must know that surgery is soon because it just keeps getting worse everyday. I had the audacity to do some weeding yesterday and today I can barely walk and have horrendous pain shooting down my right leg to my knee. I'm so frustrated with my inability to do much of anything. I have two teenage children but feel terrible that I'm missing some of their activities due to my pain. I know my activities will be severely limited after surgery, but at least I'll know I'm healing and working towards recovery. I love the support I get from the other spineys on this sight!
Severe DDD in S1-T12. 5 disc herniations. 5 compression fractures. Had a 2 level lumbar fusion/decompression on June 12, 2013. L4-5 foraminotomy on Jan 8, 2014, Right SI fusion in Oct 2014. Scheduled for L4-5 fusion to existing fusion on Sept 28, 2015