I finally have some dates set for my upcoming surgery. They are as follows:
Sunday, February 26 - Travel to New York
Monday, February 27 - Pre Op testing
Tuesday, February 28 - Invasive Traction
Wednesday, March 1 - Lumbar Puncture
Thursday, March 2 - VP shunt surgery
Monday, March 6 - Big surgery day. Fusion and/or decompression revision
Monday, March 13 - Staple removal
Tuesday, March 14 - Go home!
I won't have to stay overnight in the hospital for the testing, so not until after the shunt surgery. I also may be discharged for 1 or 2 nights after the shunt surgery and before the surgery on the 6th. I'll have to stay in the hospital for about 5 days after the big surgery. So, I'll have to stick around NY for a couple days until I can have my staples removed.