2 weeks from my 360 L3-L4 fusion
I am about to undergo something I have never invisioned having to go through. I've had multiple opinions, and they are the same diagnosis. Surgery is inevitable, it's just, what time in my life do I want to have it done. I have decided to have it done now, while I am 39 and not 45, and am currently in the best physical shape of my life, minus the screwed up back. Making this decision has changed me mentally, and educating myself has been both good and bad. The internet has been both a blessing and a curse. Of course, I am scared to death, of the surgery, and my quality of life afterwards. We have the right to live life to the fullest, and in a way that makes us happy. Man does this throw a monkey wrench in it all. I read success stories and horror stories. But I am sure there are more good than bad, right? They are performing the procedure minamally invasively, so I look at that as a positive. Anyone recovering from this type of procedure, or has a fully recovered from it? I am determined to be one of those success stories with the happy ending and living life to the fullest, but I am human and am aware of the mental challenge as well. I've read many of the discussions, and there are lots of couragous folks on here that, just from reading these discussion, I have much respect for.