First of all, hi to mi Jemsite friends! I have been working like crazy, so I barely lurk here.
Well, tomorrowI go under the knife. I have a condition called spinal stenosis, where basically my spine grew abnormally, and two of my discs are broken, so my nerves get pinched...resulting in an almost untolerable lower back pain and leg numbness.
The surgery involves removing the broken discs and replacing them with bone graft from my own hip, so it "heals" like a fracture and joins the 3 vertebrae. Also, they put on some titanium screws and rods!!!
As you see, it's quite a procedure! Happily, I'm not scared, since when i think of the pain I have right now, I really don't mind any risks or cost (well, actually cost is an issue...I'll work the rest of the year to pay for this!)
Wish me luck! and I'll see you all when I'm back (or get a laptop at the hospital