Re: I am having a 2 level fusion in January
Hi ~ I had a three level fusion C4-7 almost 8 weeks ago, and I too was horribly scared. I think the most important preparation you can do is to make sure you have the best Dr you can find, and be confident in his skills. I got a couple of opinions and they were all the same, so I went with the Dr I was most comfortable with.
Next most important thing is to prepare your home. I put all my most used items on the counters so I could reach them, and bought a grabber. Lots of pillows, in a few sizes to get comfortable in my recliner. It took a few nights before I could sleep lying flat. Apple sauce and yoghurt were a big help with taking pills. I couldn't swallow them with water for a few weeks. There's a list of handy things at the top of the page, it was a great help to me.
I won't fib, it's been a difficult 8 wks, but I feel so much better compared to how I felt before the surgery. If you'd like to ask me any questions send me a pm and I'll give you my email addy. (((Hugs)))