Right L5 S1 Discectomy and Laminoforaminotomy.

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    Of the surgery or the terrible, terrible super-bugs like MRSA & VRSA you can pick up in hospitals during recovery now-a-days?

    Oh, you hadn't been thinking about the flesh eating viruses yet....sorry... :eek:
     
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    I already told the prep team I want a Valium drip waiting for me when I get there. That kind of terrified.
     
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    Good luck!

    My back still giving me hell and I really should get it looked at again but I keep meaning to do some exercise and lose weight before paying for more healthcare.
     
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    i thought you paid for healthcare so you didn't have to worry about weight and exercise?
     
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    Urgh.. good luck iGary, let us know how it goes.
     
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    Good Luck

    laminoforaminotomy eh? try saying that when you're drunk!!

    All the best for tomorrow, iGary.
    Hope you're not still worried about the anaesthesia, you'll be fine :)
     
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    That is a good idea.
     
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    I couldn't say it up until a week ago.

    I just hope the recoup time is short.
     
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    Back surgery can be rough....but it is a lot better today than it was just a few years ago, by all accounts.

    Good luck. If they ask you how you feel make sure you tell them how nervous you are, in some cases it is pertinent information to the anaesthesiologist. Last time I had surgery I passed out while they were putting the IV in, I was so embarrassed. :eek:


    ...sometimes I wish I had a valium drip just for everyday life.... :rolleyes:
     
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    Hopefully your surgery can be accomplished by small incision techniques and you'll be wondering why you were worried about it on post-op day 1, as well as free of most of the back pain. It does happen that way frequently.


    Good luck, (and there are better things than a Valium drip, though I understand how good that must sound at this point.)
     
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    Best of luck (not that you actually do much until the surgery is over) and a speedy recovery to you. MR wishes you the best I'm quite sure....recover well.
     
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    OW. I had to go and get the big Oxford to look up those hella long words, and I threw my back out picking up the dictionary... dammit iGary.... :D
     
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    It'll be tomorrow before too long and you'll be wondering why you were so worried. Best wishes for a quick recovery.
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    Good luck, iGary!

    Don't worry. The doctors will take good care of you.
     

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    LOL :D

    Well I go in at 5 freaking thirty a.m. for a 7:30 surgery, which lasts two hours, then two hours in recovery, then they move me to a "real" room, and I guess if I can get up and walk, they will release me.

    Please God, don't let me throw up. I hate throwing up.
     
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    That word has a good chance at being the one that will decide the winner at next year's National Spelling Bee championship.

    Gary, please accept my best wishes for your surgery and recovery.
     
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    PT

    Don't forget the most important thing...

    Physical Therapy...the PT you'll do after surgery is really important if you want to maintain your quality of life. I've seen people not do any PT and they have a stiff back (big surprise). I've seen others stick to it, do everything their PT suggests, and they're out on the pitch 2-3 months later.
     
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    I just don't want to throw up.

    Believe it or not, that's the only thing I am afraid of. :rolleyes:
     
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    Good luck in surgery.

    Don't worry about it. You'll do fine in surgery. There are almost never complications with these surgeries.
     
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    Are you serious. Your just afraid of throwing up.
     
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    Yeah. :rolleyes: :eek:
     

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