Well folks, the final countdown is here. I have done all of my pre-op, bazillion appointment with that many docs and other outpatient "have to" get done's. My surgery to have the 3 level (c-5-7) fusion is scheduled for Thursday----am starting to get really nervous. Seems like everyone around here tht has had this surgery done haven't had a lot of success, so that's not a question of whether I am going to be ok, but I am praying that is takes. After this heals, then they are going to do the 4 level fusion on my lumber spine.
Everyone keep you fingers crossed....I need all the luck I can get...................just to get thru Thursday
New MRI's show I have 3 GOOD vertabrae. The rest are bulging, compressed, protruding or in one of the three spinal stenosis' in my back. One stenosis in my neck and two in my lower back. Fibromyalgia, cfs, degenerative bone disease, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, HORRIBLE memory problems, panic attacks, depression, and muscle cramps that don't stop.
Meds: Oxycontin 60mg 2x day, Effexor xr 300mg 1xday, Robaxian 3xday, Valium 10mg 4xday, Lortab 10mg 4xday, Phenergan PRN, Folic Acid, B12 and B6