Re: I am finnaly getting lower back surgery
One tip for you, if you are open to it. When I did my L3-S1 fusion in February of 2010 I made sure to say to my surgeon, before going in and before any sedation "I am giving you permission to fix anything else you may find while you are in there. Even if that means adding a level to the fusion, changing the incision length....ANYTHING as I am striving for relief". The surgeon liked that and I made sure to do it in the presence of a nurse as well (sort of a witness to my permission)
I'm so glad you are finally getting a chance to have the surgery, I know this has been a LONG wait.
Rt thumb fusion '13. R&L thumb arthroplasty '12 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS' 11. Fusions: L5-S1('87), L4-S1('93), C5-C7('06), L3-S1('10), C4-C5('13). C5-C7 foraminotomy '08
Last edited by SpineAZ; 09-01-2010 at 08:54 PM.