Back surgery with rod and screws--out comes for others?
My doctor is from Barnes Jewish and Wash U in St. Louis, he does surgery often and is well known in his field. I trust him....but I am scared. I have scoliosis, spinal stenosis, herniated discs, Spondylosis, and a lot of scar tissue and arthritis from my last back surgery that had to be opened up 2 times because of an infection that had to be drained and then MRSA and a vac machine had to be attached to the open wound to kill the bacteria. I have a lot of fear in my mind. I have no idea of how much pain is involved when you wake up with a rod in your back, but I know that I can't live with the pain in my back and legs and being bent over to find relief, to much pain to walk anywhere, don't know if you'll be able to sit through a show. It is hell. Can some of you tell me how it was afterwards with the successes....I want to be optimistic and pray God is hearing me.