So, after some research on my own and some contemplation about the surgery, I've decided to go ahead with it. The condition I have is called Chiari Malformation I. My herniation is about 10 mm, so they will probably have to go down to the second vertebra in the surgery.
I'll need to find something to occupy my time when I'm in the hospital post-op for about 6 days. The only thought I've come up with is to order Jello every meal to see how many different colors they will serve. Any other suggestions out there??
Linda, my Mother-in-law will be visiting from Maine for a couple weeks after my surgery to help take care of me. It sure will be nice to have her here. It's tough being half way across the country from your family.