Good evening all! I just woke up about
an hour ago. While I am very tender, I think I will live! :) If i remember right they poked L4-L5 and S1, as these are the disk that my surgeon wanted checked out. Also, it is hard to remember, but I do think that I had pain in all three, so it won't surprise me, if they take all three out during the surgery on the 1st of March.
They did not check any other disk than those, as I told the surgeon that I was worried about
possible long term effects on disk that did not need checked. He said that they only check disk that are suspect from information on the MRI. My wife and I were very pleased with everything, from the time we stepped into the Hospital, until we left. We were treated with the utmost respect by all there....no grouchy nurses or Dr's! :)
I have thought all along that I would have the L4 & L5 disk removed, so the S1 is new news to me at this point. So it looks like that I may have three of them fused now.
I could not ask for any better support from the members here, and I can tell you that it means much more than you realize. Truly is does! Thank you so much!
If any of you have any questions, I will be happy to answer them as best I can for you. This is a learning process for all of us here, so ask away!
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Surgery to place Stint in,