How Scared Should You Be of Back Surgery?

I was talking to my doctor today and I am thinking that I probably end up seeking a second opinion. I try not to look like a coward, but this is the sort of thing that I am definitely afraid of. It is not very simple for me to figure out how much comfort I can take when the physician calls this procedure minimally invasive spine surgery. That seems like something that happens to some other person if you ask me. It is not a minor surgery when you are the one who is getting the knife in the back. At least that is how I feel about it. I am not afraid of anything in most contexts, but this is not the same as any other things. It is really something which you should be afraid of. There are a whole lot of really bad outcomes when you lay down on that operating table. I do not even want to think about it, because I probably do not have a good option aside from having the procedure. Right now my back is really interfering with the life that I am trying to lead. It imposes itself on just about every little thing that I do. For instance I can barely get in and out of my car because of the pain involved in it. My brother has one of those really big pick up trucks and that is a real feat for me right now. Getting into the cab of that truck will pretty much make me scream like a little girl. Of course I try to be a tough guy, but there is a limit to how much I can do and it is pretty close to that when I do all sorts of things that you shouldn’t think about.