I’m a type 1 diabetic on loop who is having back surgery this Tuesday 9/22 at 10:30am. THey are fusing L5 to S1. I’m hoping to go home in 24-48 hours and then have a 2-3 MONTH recovery where I can’t work, can’t drive for at least 4 weeks, and will be going stir crazy I think!
If you are the praying type, please do.
We’ve created a caringbridge site if you want to follow my progress at https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/bradpollina
and if you’d just like to help with meals and expenses, a meal train at https://mealtrain.com/e80201
I will keep this thread up as best I can as well. They are fortunately allowing me to keep my Dexcom G6 and my Omnipod on during everything so long as it is not in my stomach where I usually put it. I just have so sign a waiver and didn’t need a doctor’s note.
I asked and they said they would NOT be using any steroids, so my sugars should not be affected by the meds themselves.
First major surgery I’ve had since being diabetic, so any pointers on what to pack would be appreciated. I’m thinking things like chargers, battery backups, tablets/kindle, book, and what else?
I really appreciate any thoughts and prayers you can send my way.