I was in the hospital on a gurney, with an IV in my arm waiting 3 hours to go into surgery, when the doctor comes in and apologizes for the delay, saying that the new computer system that they just started using 2 days ago to admit patients and scheduling surgery's was having problems. And since it's a 4 hour operation and it's already 2:30 PM he wouldn't be finished until 6:30-7:00. And that didn't feel right about doing mine so late after a long day.I agreed that I would rather have him at 100% for mine. So It's Monday at 12:00 when I go through it all again. Right now I just want to get it over with!
Wow, that really bites, but yes, for a lammy, you want the neuro to be at his best. I've been where you are, having had the decomp lammy--but no fusion--on C3 through C7 after a workplace accident left me with a cord contusion--and thus a quadroplegic for a couple of minutes. Do everything that the PT says to the letter and you should be just fine. Best of luck on Monday.
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".I agreed that I would rather have him at 100% for mine".
Yes you sure do! I had a disc taken from the back about 20 years ago and it made me like new. I still remember the neurosurgeon stumbling into the operating room when all was ready and I asked him what the problem was and he said he had been horseback riding all weekend and was a bit stove up...yeowccchhhh. I was a little nervous until they put me to sleep. I mean, this guy was going to be working in my freakin' spinal column with a microscope and a scalpel and he was stove up and somewhat crippled. Everything turned out well and he removed a disc that had broken pieces inside that were cutting the nerves. He said they were almost cut completely through, but as I was young that recovery would be good. He was right, I was walking with no pain very shortly and recovered almost completely. Hope yours goes well and do exactly as he says for the recovery.
And that didn't feel right about doing mine so late after a long day.I agreed that I would rather have him at 100% for mine. So It's Monday at 12:00 when I go through it all again. Right now I just want to get it over with!
That sux, but yes, better for him to be well rested and 100%. Sorry you had to wait longer, I know you were looking forward to it. Good luck and let us know how you are when you can. We'll be thinking about ya.
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J/K guy. Good on the Doctor and you, very wise. Good luck with the surgery.
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Good luck with your surgery tomorrow. I'd for sure want my Doc all rested and ready to go. I'm 27 and have lower back pain that is terrible once and awhile. I hope it does not get real bad. Did your pain start off as manageable then keep getting worse? Or was it just bad one day? Anyways good luck! and let us know how it went when you can.
Most of the time it would be a minor pain that would subside after a couple of days. The major bouts of pain would sometimes just come out of no where and be bad enough that I could barely walk, sit down, or lie down. I would pop a Vicodin And Soma and stand and wait until the pain would subside to the point where I could lie down. Other times it would feel like I somehow damaged my hip and I would be walking around with a painful limp for several hours. This surgery should eliminate all this, which I'm really looking forward to.
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