Jennifer and Ken, I thought you guys might like to know that I am scheduled for Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion on Dec. 23rd. I really got to thinking and realized if I didn't do it soon I would have to redo all my appointments and tests (MRI). Also the fact that the pain is just getting worse. So thank you for all the dialogue around this process. I will let you know how it goes, keeping my fingers cross that it is very successful!
@red3 I'll be thinking about you, Ruth Ann and hope you have a great recovery. You might want to get any chores done now that need doing and get your laundry done and organized so it is ready so you won't need to do that for a while, and stock your pantry. You might also want slip on shoes, or put elastic laces into gym shoes so they will just slip on since there will be no bending, leaning or twisting after you have surgery. It's OK to have others take care of you and let go of having to be the responsible one for awhile. Thanks for keeping us in the loop as you begin this new chapter in your life.