Hi, I’m scheduled to have surgery in just over a week or so and I am struggling with a lot of the information that I have been reading as far as unsuccessful and surgeries that I haven’t met expectations.
Although there is been a lot of discussion between people who have had various degrees of success, a lot of the information I am reading here is that people are still suffering pain Months after surgery.
Surgery that I’m having is L4 L5 fusion and the pain that I’m experiencing is bearable on certain days if I don’t overwork myself. I find that and the pain level is normally 6/7 out of 10.
So I guess the point I’m trying to make is if I’m really really careful and aware of everything that I’m doing, I can live to a degree with the pain that I have not been as active as I once was, I still cycle, swim and walk and little bit of exercise that I do to maintain condition that I have been doing for the last 12 plus months.
My Question is...given the experience that people here have had would they go through with the surgery again? would they deal with the pain getting worse again? Was the life you we’re living something that you would return to given the condition you are experiencing now?
I’m pretty scared of what is about to occur and I just want to make sure that I’m making the right decision. I don’t know I’m going to be better or worse off.
Thanks for listening.