• Scary surgery in Jan. 14th

    I'm having surgery at the University of Penna. on Jan 14th after being shuffled around, a Neurologist said I needed Neurosurgery. A general surgeon will cut on my left side, take out my rib and possible deflate my lung, then the Neurosurgeon will get my discs off my spinal cord and get the piece of disc that broke off and is floating. I will awake and spend the day in ICU , then 3-5 days in hospital. Surgery general takes between 3-5 hours. I'm 64, female and scared out of my mind. Has anyone had this surgery??????