June 18, 2007 4:00am CST
i'll be undergoing a spinal surgery soon. i am prepared of what may happen but i still am afraid that the surgery will be the last memory that my children will have with me... i'd like to hug them and kiss them more but the 3 of them are already teeners that feel disgusted with physical contact. the baby gets all my hugs and kisses... i am so afraid...
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• United States
19 Jun 07
I understand your fear, my doctor is say I am gonna need spinal surgery soon also myself. I am scared it will leave me not being able to walk. I have two different problems the one that they are really concerned about is the protrusion that is siting on the nerves that controls movement and feeling in the right and left legs. I have a centered protrusion so it is effecting both of my legs. If I injure myself then I could be left paralized, but a surgery could leave me that way anyways. I will send postive engery your way. It is my way of prayer. I am Pagan, so that is I send out that engery. I hope that everything goes well. And that we both come out of this better than before.
20 Jun 07
thanks for the kind words. i knew how you feel. my doctor said i have some paralysis now according to the MRI. i'll be trying dorn method which a friend recommend. you could check out their website. just search for the keyword dorn method and who knows, it might just end up really well for both of us...
• United States
18 Jun 07
Hello, I am not sure what kind of spinal surgery you are going to have. But I know I have had two back surgeries. One when I was 18 and was paralyzed from my back. I had a herniated disc that was putting pressure on my syatic nerve. I waited to long and when I did finally have surgery my right leg, the muscle in it has really decreased in size and strength. I was so very scared that I would be paralyzed all my life. But my leg did come back. I do walk with a limp now and my hip is out of line, but hey I can walk. Then in 2000, I slipped on some ice and fell at a boat show and I had to have surgery again. I was VERY scared but it all turned out. I wish you luck and pray for you. Surgery can be very scary thing, but keep your faith and prayers and you will be back to recovering before you know it.