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Preparing for spinal fusion surgery

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,000
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:23 AM in New Member Introductions
Good morning. I'm new to this forum and am preparing for spinal fusion surgery (for scoliosis and degenerative disc issues), next Monday. I've prepared my physical space, researched pre/post surgery info, and feel prepared mentally for the changes this surgery will make in my life (both good and bad). What I haven't been able to find until I read the article on the home page of this website, is a personal account of what to expect during and after the surgery. I know it's different for each person, but can anyone share (without concentrating too much on the gory details)with me their experience, and details that might help me prepare more for life after spinal surgery.
I will have T10-L5 fusion, with bone graph taken from the spine.
I appreciate everyone's input and help with my journey.



  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i can't help you with your upcoming surgery except to tell you to follow the doctor's orders. it can make or break your recovery. good luck and keep looking around till you feel totally at ease with what you will be going through. Jenny :)
  • the surgery topic for more personal experiences with fusion. You can add your info at the bottom by clicking on my account at the top of this page and then clicking on edit. I think that it is called your signature line. Good luck with your surgery and please keep us posted.
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  • I am also in line for L5-S1 fusion Oct 27th . I am anxious to hear of your outcome. Good luck and God Bless!
    RB in Indiana

    Lumbar stenosis Herniated disc
    Lumbar laminectomy/discectomy 8/29/07
    Scheduled L5-S1 fusion/pedicle screws 10/27/08
  • I was so anxious to get into this forum I did not introduce my self. I am relatively new to this medical world surgeries and rehab. Had lumbar laminectomy/discectomy for senosis , herniated disc 8/29/07. In line for L5-S1 fusion/ pedicle screws on Oct. 27th. I will be reading all of your experiences and asking lots of questions. Thanks for having me here!
    RB in Indiana
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