So I need to get 2 herniated discs and possibly a bulging one above (s1 area and up) fused. I also have to do one neck fusion for my C5 or 6 i forget but they said that one was minor.
I think it is super weird that they are going through my abdomen but apparently that is less risky and preferred with better recovery time. I have to schedule my surgeries this Monday and am trying to schedule them accordingly. They want to do cervical first (about a month-ish recovery they said) & back immediately after that (so around a month, once I am healed enough I guess).
They stated this in December...and wanted it done right away...as my back is deteriorating fast...a bulge herniated and spurred out or whatever into nerves from last May to October so only 5 months. Honestly I think it's worsened because my pain has worsened significantly as well as changed...and my legs are getting more and more...paralyzed (a numbing soreness and in mornings lately I have to like build sensation back into them for about 30 mins before I can attempt getting out of bed and still fall a lot).
ANYWAY (omg I just have too much to say! Sorry geez) I was SIMPLY trying to gather experiences with this? Looking at pain, hospitalization time, recovery time, tips etc. This (major surgery stuff...been doing injects, pt, rhizotomy etc for 2 years) is all new to me and I appreciate any input.