My 18 almost 19 year old daugther is having decompression surgery on 04/30/15 at Duke Hospital in Durham, NC. We have spent the last 2 1/2 years going from one specialist to another before finally getting a correct diganosis (we had a great primary care doctor who kept pushing for answers). What I'm most worried about is her recovery from surgery and the amount of pain. She has no peripheral vision at all and only a 50/50 chance of this improving. This has taken her independence from her as she is no longer allowed to drive. She has quit going to classes at the local community college and only does online classes now. She is in a very deep depression and is concerned that she will never be "normal" again. I'm not sure what to tell her or how to help her with her fears. Prayers and any suggestions on how to help her get ready for this surgery are greatly welcomed and appreciated.