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L5SI and baxter....thanks for the info. im just a big worry wart and big baby when it comes to me..i asked the dr today if he could give me something to relax me nite before surgery..he was very nice about it..i told him how i was feeling so he wrote me a script for 5 valium..to take at nite. then in morning before i leave to go to hospital..so i hope that will help me..ok thanks again...sandy [img]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/heart.gif[/img]
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]

Take Care,
Baxter [img]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/heart.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.
I understand your anxiety. I am scheduled for surgery Feb. 11, and I am taking a little valium at nite now to relax before bed. This is very stressful stuff, back surgery, isn't it?
Hi Sandy :wave:
Good luck with your surgery next Friday!! Just think, it will probably mean relief from your pain. And you have the Valium to help you relax, take them as you need them and don't worry...

We'll all be here to support you when you get back... keep us posted! I'm hoping your operation is 100% successful...

[img]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/heart.gif[/img] Telzey

4 years of back pain
Annular tear L5-S1 diagnosed 3/02 via MRI
IDET 12/2/02
Still worse pain than pre-op, am told to wait 3-6 months for improvement