Anybody had the rod and screws?
I feel I have a good doctor and I trust him. I have Spinal Stenosis, Scoliosis, Herniatied discs, and lots of arthritis from my last back surgery. I am scared to death to have the rod and screw surgery, I have heard some real horror stories and I am only 57. I have a lot of scar tissue because my last back surgery developed a hematoma and they had to open , drain an close again. Then I got MRSA so they had to open it again and put a vac machine on the wound to kill the bacteria and I was in the hospital for 28 days. But I can't hardly walk, it hurts to sit and I have to run to the bathroom all the time. I hate my life this way.......so I feel it can't get any worse. The doctor said it would be a 12 month recovery.........do you hurt all 12 months? Can somebody tell me how this all goes. Please?