Surgery for Spondylolisthesis

Tomorrow, at or around 0700 CT, Doctor Devesh Ramnath will be performing a lumbar lamenectomy fusion on my achey-breakey back.

I’ll chronicle as much of my experience here as I can, as soon as I can.

Let me start by saying the last few weeks my pain level has been steadily climbing. I firmly believe that this is a psychosymatic reaction to finding out I had a fractured vertebrae, coupled with the approaching surgery date.

Tonight, with surgery a mere seven hours away, I’m feeling like an ice pick is being twisted between my vertebrae. Despite 10 milligrams of hydrocodone coursing through my veins.

Surely it can’t get any worse.

I know some close family and friends will be looking here for updates. I’ll do my best to post in a timely manner.

Thanks for the prayers and support, folks.

avatar Rita

Well, by now you should be fully into the worst effects of the surgery. My husband is a month on the other side, thank God. It was a very easy surgery and a very bad recovery for the next four days. His was technically not a fusion as they removed the L1 and L2 , removed the tumor and screened the L’s back in.

Not sure if that’s better or worse, I just know it was a rough four days in the hospital but he is now to the point of having less restriction and he researched enough to know to NOT overdo it when he got home. That would normally be his M.O. so he’s doing much better than we both expected now.

Take it easy.

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