I’m scheduled for a spinal fusion in about 3 weeks. I’m one of those people who likes to research everything – procedures, new medications, tests – and I had a hard time finding any personal accounts from people who went through a spinal fusion. I found plenty of sites that explained the procedure, but I wanted to know what to expect from somebody who had actually gone through the surgery and recovery. That’s what inspired me to start this blog. It’s mostly for myself, to document this part of my life, but also for anybody else who is going through the same thing. I won’t hold back, and I plan to share everything, from what I’m experiencing physically to how I am handling it all emotionally, no matter how personal or embarrassing.
Let me also say that I’ve never blogged before, so please excuse the fact that I have no idea what I’m doing here. I’m not a writer, so don’t expect some amazing, inspirational prose. This is simply an honest account of my surgery and recovery.