By nevaehjarae Latest Reply 2011-07-09 00:18:46 -0500
Started 2011-06-30 15:12:47 -0500

having back surgery july 7th. kinda scared. but i need it so i can walk without pain again. still scared!

25 replies

nevaehjarae 2011-07-08 17:19:51 -0500 Report

Well, I made it through the surgery and I feel like a new woman!!! i woke with no pain or tingling in my leg. Also the nubness in my foot is gone,too. The only pain I have is at the incision. Thank you everyone for all the support. well, gotta go lay down so I will be back online in a couple of days and keep everyone informed.

gbc43 2011-07-07 06:31:06 -0500 Report

Being scarded is the norm , walking with less pain is your goal , enjoy your new life …

nevaehjarae 2011-07-06 21:52:58 -0500 Report

going to the hospital tommorow and getting nervous but ready for it at the same time. i know it will be okay and my surgeon is great! i met my anesthesiologist and he is wonderful, too. he answered all my questions and eased my mind quite a bit. now instead of being scared, i'm just nervous. it will be so awesome to be able to move without sharp pains shooting down my leg. i won't know what to do first! lol. thanks to everyone for prayers and good thoughts coming to me. i feel all the love being sent to me and i actually feel better already. i gonna try and get some rest and i will let you all know how it went when i can. again thanks. and please pray for little Caylee Anderson and her Mom.

big red 1
big red 1 2011-07-04 10:56:05 -0500 Report

after your back surgery make sure you go to a physical therapist to help regain alot of your muscle usage. hopefully you wont have any of the chronic pain that is usually associated with back pain. Good Luck !

Virginia Souza
Virginia Souza 2011-07-02 18:01:21 -0500 Report

You are in my prayers. I had back surgery when I was 12 years. It was scary but methods today are a lot different. Just knowing that you will be able to walk without pain is a great blessing for you and something to really look forward to.

nevaehjarae 2011-07-02 13:59:23 -0500 Report

that is what i am looking forward to. i have suffered with this pain since April this year' so i can handle it for a couple or three weeks longer because i know it will be better. it's just the surgery that scares me. i just keep telling myself that it will be okay. when it is over i will feel better about it. right now i get frustrated cause i cant do the things i want and sometimes need to do. like housecleaning. my house is not nasty or anything. i can do laundry and run the dishwasher and even cook as long as i dont bend or stand for too long at a time. i just want to be able to do things for my family. sometimes i feel like i neglect them even though they say they don't feel that way. i am very lucky to have a great family. my 13 yr old says he likes to cook. he can make mac and cheese, eggs and bacon and anything in the microwave. sometimes i forget how blessed i am, and the Lord shows me and i remember. thank you everyone for you good wishes and support. i will keep you all informed.

Corkiedoodles 2011-07-02 13:46:35 -0500 Report

I had back surgery a couple of years ago. I'm not going to sugar coat it. When I had the surgery, the surgery itself was very painful. Only for about two to three weeks. After you heal from the surgery (which is the pain you're feeling), you will feel like a new person. It was the best thing I'd ever done for myself. I have aches and pains now and then with the low and high pressure systems in the weather. However, I don't have the excruciating pain I had once before. Make sure you do all your physical therapy. This is the key to a successful surgery. My prayers are with you and your family. You'll be great afterwards! God Bless.

nevaehjarae 2011-07-01 19:23:27 -0500 Report

went for my preadmission at the hospital today. it took about 5 hours and by the time i was done i was really exhausted. that's the most i have done in one day since April! ha ha!

jeffrey9127 2011-07-01 09:21:35 -0500 Report

I will pray that everything goes well, and you will be able to walk again without pain. Good luck, and God Bless you!

nevaehjarae 2011-07-01 09:10:21 -0500 Report

thank you. all prayers are appreciated. i will keep everyone informed of my progress. please bear with me while i accept what has to be done. i'm sure everything will go smoothly and recovery will be quick.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-07-01 08:08:22 -0500 Report

Reading all the what ifs can be very scarey. My vascular surgeon ran through the list of what ifs just before surgery #1. He started out talking at a normal pace, then got faster as the what ifs got scarier. Even though I was scared, I almost laughed at the time it sounded like one of those medicine commercials.
Before each of my surgeries I was worried but like you say, the Dr has done it hundreds of times. Its just we have never gone through it so it is all new to us.
You are in my prayers.

nevaehjarae 2011-06-30 21:34:01 -0500 Report

Thank you everyone!! All your prayers and encouragement are helping me to overcome my fears about my surgery.. My husband was hoping I wouldn't read the paper that tells what can go wrong but I did. I think that is what has gotten me nervous and worried. But with all your support I look in the mirror and tell myself That I will be fine. My surgeon has done this procedure hundreds of times and hasn't permantly injured anyone yet. Yes' I will keep you all informed about it. I really looking forwars to walking pain free again!!

MAYS 2011-06-30 18:39:10 -0500 Report

Welcome to the family!

It's understandable to be fearful of surgery.
Talk to your doctor about your fears, I am sure that your questions can be answered.

Meanwhile look forward to the joy of walking painlessly soon.
You are taking the right steps physically, now you need to do the same emotionally!

You can count on us to be there for you, just give us a chance.
Keep us posted!


jayabee52 2011-06-30 17:27:39 -0500 Report

Have you been on Back Pain connect yet Nevaehjarae?

If not, go "visit anothe comunity" in the black band on top of this page and use your DC info to sign in. I'm a member there too. "Vegas Dave" is an admin there and is a really good guy. He and the other folks there might give you some pointers about back pain.

Getting surgery of ANY kind is frightening. and perhaps getting surgery may not be your best choice in your particular situation. But it might be good to check out other options before surgery. Most times you cannot undo a back surgery if it goes wrong. Please don't let yourself be rushed into it. Please check with the folks at back pain connect to see if there are any other ways of dealing with it non-surgically. Sometimes surgeons want to cut on people, because as the saying goes: "when the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail".

I pray you can find a way you can walk without pain, whether surgery or some alternate method


nevaehjarae 2011-06-30 18:31:59 -0500 Report

thank you for the information. i will check it out. i have been dealing with this since April when i fell. surgery is the last option. i am so ready to get back to work. but after the surgery it will still be a couple of months before i can go back. in the meantime i am going to enjoy the company of my beautiful grand daughter before school starts back up. she says she needs to be here when when the dr. "fixes" my back. lol shes so awesome! the only one i have. she takes care of her "Guppy". that's what she has called me since she started talking cause she couldn't say grandma so it came out guppy! ha ha i told her she can call me anything she wants and that's what she wants. okay time to stop running my mouth. just a little info about me. thanks for the prayers!

Pynetree 2011-06-30 20:59:46 -0500 Report

Hi nevaehjarae…Will send some prayers up for you and your Surgeon.
And I love the names us Grands get given to us…I am just a simple Grammy, but my husband ended up Bumpy..and it stuck. I love Guppy too, so cute!
So good luck and smooth fast healing. I'll be praying, please let us know how you are doing, when you can!