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  • Even though I had a really rough recovery from my fusion I was able to eat solid foods immediately. I'm not sure if that was a mistake on the hospital's part or what, but it was nice. I drank a lot of water and juice though, I was soo thirsty!

    I also agree with slkep2004, communicate as much as possible with your nurses, anesthesiologist, surgeon, etc. etc. etc. I told them how terrified I was and that it was my first surgery because I was absolutely terrified that my pain wouldn't be managed. Just make sure you voice your concerns to everyone, because surprisingly nurses don't always communicate well with one another.

    I hope everything goes smoothly for you & you have a successful uneventful surgery :)
  • i am hoping it goes good too. it is a huge fusion but i am young , 19.
    just hope i don't get nerve damage in my right foot. cause that would be kinda hard to drive.
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  • Wow that is a huge surgery and I hope it all goes well for you. I'm sure they will keep your pain under control. I was on liquids for 2 days and then a light diet for 3. You probably won't feel like eating much too soon anyway.


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    ALIF L4/5 2009
    Laminectomy/discectomy L4/5 2008
  • thank u everyone for your support. this is it. my surgery is friday morning at 730. 10 hours long my doctor claims it will be.
    7 days.
    so hopefully i will be out before the next friday. :)
    cause i am going to be in childrens hosptal still because thats where my surgeron is. their tv selection sucks. they don't carry any good channels because of kids. i mean they have a friggin satellite but they wont put on fox sports network.
    oh well i am going off topic here.
    wish me luck.
    i am gonna tell my mother to bring my laptop up when she comes up the day after. i may not be able to use it, for a couple days in depending on how i feel. and how much medicine is inside of me
  • till my surgery and i cant sleep a wink
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