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Old 02-06-2013, 12:06 PM   #6
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Re: xlif for L4-L5 plif for L5-S1

[QUOTE=teteri66;5128937]I understand the need for surgery. What is being suggested is rather unusual. The norm would be to have either a PLIF or TLIF, not to do one segment one way and the second segment from a completely different entry point. I was curious why the surgeon is suggesting doing it this way.[/QUOTE]

I was originally scheduled for just the xlif and when I called the hospital to pre-register I was told I was scheduled to have the xlif on L4-L5 % plif on L5-S1 of course my Drs out of town till 2/11......the day before my surgery! Not even his PA can explain why I'm scheduled for both.......sooooooo I have an appt at 10:30am the day before my surgery to discuss WHY both!
I'm just feeling so overwhelmed!
Because of a bad Dr who wasted 2mons telling me I had MS or Lupus & ins taking so long to approve tests I am now unemployeed!
I am truly hoping surgery will give me quality of life back!
I can't bear to live like this anymore!!!