So I am getting L4-S1 fusion with 2 cages put in as well. I have a few back issues that are being addressed.
L5-S1 spondylolisthesis and bilateral pars fracture, broad central right central and foraminal disc potrusion/extrusion, severe foramenal stenosis
L4-L5 broad central disc disc protrusion that indents the thecal sac
rightward curvature of mid t-spine with apex at T5-6
leftward curvature of lower spine apex at L4
congenital fusion of C4-C5
also possible small retro slip at L4-L5
I have a few concerns for my fusion. I have t1 diabetes as well as endometriosis and interstitial cystitis and extreme anxiety. I'm not worried about the T1 diabetes management in the hospital but a bit worried about management of the IC while having a catheter placed. My doctor recommended getting the catheter removed sooner rather than going by the clinical pathway. Anyone have issues with catheter and peeing after. My friend had trouble and had continual in and outs and then 2 foleys placed. They think it was the meds though. Is this common?
I know many people say they are comfortable with wearing just a gown but can you bring some comfy clothes? I'd rather be in my own clothes or pyjamas. I also have realllllly bad anxiety and was told not to worry about the BM part that they'll release me even if I haven't gone if i'm only on fluids anyway. I am totally prepared for the actual fusion tbh I'm just worried about the other stuff that could happen as well as having to deal with some other health issues along with the fusion. Any words of advice?