Wanted to keep anyone posted because you were all so very supportive to me when I needed it, and I have been mia from the boards lately I am sorry!
Wanted to let you know that I have my ALIF surgery tomorrow, from L4-S1 I believe it's either a double or triple fusion in total. I am 3 weeks post op from my cervical fusion and feeling SO much better too. In a soft collar now, & gaining a lot of strength back (that loss of strength surprised me so much).
I will be inpatient approximately a week or so then home for recovery. If anyone has any tips for me I'd love them! What to pack in hospital bag etc. I have my toiletries (such a must for a lengthy stay, robe (omg a must for anyone having the cervical fyi!), some jammies/slippers and my crochet (new hobby lol) stuff along with books and laptop. Also my white tee shirts and undies lol (a must for the stomach incision per surgeon - no dye allowed on tummy).
To be honest....I am scared to death. I know how lengthy and invasive this is! But I can feel SO much already changing inside from my cervical fusion I am trying to fill myself with hope.
Thanks for listening and I will try to do better with participating on the boards! ♡