“Not knowing what questions to ask turned into the biggest obstacle…I was focused on the outcome. I did care about the risks, but there were aspects of the surgery that I would have liked to have known about. Up until about four days before my surgery, I thought I was going to be near fully recovered and walking around within a week. But, of course, this was not the case.”
Many people who have undergone back surgery say they wish they had asked more questions about how to prepare—not just for the operation itself, but also for the recovery period. Here are some general questions and answers which may be useful.