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Hi im due to have surgery in a month

abellnelson76aabellnelson76 Posts: 1
edited 05/20/2015 - 9:28 PM in New Member Introductions
Hi my name is Amira I'm 38 years old lm due to have surgery on June 29. I have spondylolisthis grade 2 in the s1 l5 the disk was obliterated so bone on bone and flex x-ray shows movement and nerve root compromise. The pain is severe in the back and all parts of my legs pins in needles, stabbing sensations. They are going to pull my spine back into place then put a spacer between s1 and l5 and fuse This is my first surgery and I'm scared I do not know what to expect


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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,268
    Sorry for all you're going through. Hopefully your surgery will provide some relief.

    You may want to check out forums on this site. The two that come to mind are.....back/neck recovery. There is buddies. They may be helpful in learning from others and or having people to go through the process with you.

    There is also a this site, right top of page.
    Typing in your concerns..even like...what to expect from surgery...or any concern you have....may lead you to previous posts, articles and videos that you may find helpful to you.

    They express the information in an every person kind of language so it is easily understood.

    Wishing you the best on your upcoming surgery and your recovery!
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  • Hi good luck with your forth coming surgery. I am a month out from my surgery which was pretty similar to yours and I feel great. Only problem is building up the strength in my legs as I have been out of action for so long. I am pretty much off the pain killers which I had been on for months and I have no pain. Hope your surgery goes as smoothly.
  • You will find lots of support here. I have pain/ pins needles in arms and will have surgery on June 9. At first, I was so terrified that I actually fainted in the surgeon's office (insert big eye roll here.) Since then I have been on this site learning and sharing. I still, like everyone I'm sure don't want the surgery but I do want to make every effort that I can to help my body become healthy

    It is absolutely ok to be afraid. I would encourage you to take deep breaths and acknowledge your feelings and just be...this is where you are right now. Then, be reminded that you are in capable hands with your Dr and (whatever you perceive) God (to be.)

    I have been around hospitals and Drs and nurses a lot and have seen that our bodies have a truly remarkable way of healing themselves. Affirm in your spirit that you will assist your body with your will and spirit to heal. Remember that you have your family and this group and call on our support whenever you need it.

    I have come a long way sine fainting in the Drs office in April when I got my diagnosis. I'm still afraid some days but not near to the extent that I was in the beginning.

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