My surgery has been scheduled for December 6th. yay!
Aetna approved a fusion and one disc and we will pay out of pocket (GRRR!) for the second disc (assuming Dr. B. can pry the vertebrae apart far enough to get the second one in). I go down to Philly on the 27th for pre-admission testing, and to donate a pint of blood. We’re hoping that Tyler will be able to observe the surgery and maybe (if he doesn’t pass out!) take some photos during the procedure.
I'm working on a blog entry now, and will have many more details after the 27th.