Well I saw the NS today to go over my surgery. I am having a Anterior lumbar interbody fusion with pedicle screw fixation. on L4-5. Or if my insurance covers it (most likely not) a artificial disc repacement. He said it might also be posterior in addition to Anterior, depends on what happens when he goes in.
I am scared and anxious. Want to have the surgery, but have so many fears. What if it doesn't work, what if there is still significant pain. I want so badly to have no pain or at least bearable pain. My doc is very clear on the success rate. Thats why it is the last resort. How do you deal if the fusion fails???? The next few weeks are going to be the longest.
I did have good questions for him, thanks to this board. You all are great, with info and support, it's amazing.
Thanks for letting me vent