Just a quick note.
With the spinal blockage almost shutting off the spine, my doctor was wondering how I was still walking. Now that the pressure is off and the nerve endings coming back to life, I know what pain he thought I was in back then. Yeeouch!
I can barely walk for the last four days. When I called about the pain, they said GREAT! Huh? I was not so enthusiastic but I trust it is a good sign.
Keep it in mind that other pain might surface after your surgery, so ask ahead of time to avoid surprises. I would still have gone through with it since they said the next step was paralysis, but.......