Hi Sandy, :wave:
What good news, the Valium will really help keep you calm [img]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/t_up.gif[/img]
I was also able to take my Xanax the day of my surgery, I was so happy he said it was o.k.
I'm also a big worry wart, that's why I have to take the Xanax, mainly for anxiety, Normally I can tolerate pain pretty well, with the exception of everything I'm dealing with since my surgery.
This type of pain is a whole new dragon for me to battle :mad:
You will be fine, I just have sucky luck [img]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/bang.gif[/img]
Two level laminectomy fusion L5-S1 & L2-3 done on 12/6/02.
Fifteen inch scar from the very top of butt crack (sorry), to the bra line.
BAK cages, rods & screws.(Titanium)
My pelvic bone was used for grafting.
Praying that the other two discs in between, won't have to be fused later, as I was told it was a possibility, due to the other two discs in between, not being in that great of shape.
Doc didn't want to fuse four levels, unless it is really necessary.
I would hate to repeat the surgery, as the recovery period, is so very painful.
I also have a free fragment in my T11-12 area, that I'm still refusing surgery for, at this point in time.
That surgery is way too dangerous for me to consider, until if affects my being able to walk.