Right L5 S1 Discectomy and Laminoforaminotomy.


mpw

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iGary said:
My surgery is tomorrow!

I'm terrified. :eek:
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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mpw said:
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:
I already told the prep team I want a Valium drip waiting for me when I get there. That kind of terrified.
 

mpw

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iGary said:
I already told the prep team I want a Valium drip waiting for me when I get there. That kind of terrified.
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.
 

dcv

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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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dietcokevanilla said:
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 :)
I couldn't say it up until a week ago.

I just hope the recoup time is short.
 

Lord Blackadder

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iGary said:
I couldn't say it up until a week ago.

I just hope the recoup time is short.
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.
 

iGary

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skunk said:
Good luck, iGazza! :)
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.
 

Deepdale

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dietcokevanilla said:
laminoforaminotomy eh? try saying that when you're drunk!!
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.
 

hayduke

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is a state of mind.
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.
 

EJBasile

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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.
 

EJBasile

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iGary said:
I just don't want to throw up.

Believe it or not, that's the only thing I am afraid of. :rolleyes:
Are you serious. Your just afraid of throwing up.