Being patient after a big and long surgery
I had a back fusion from T-10 to my pelvis on June 9th. I'm doing pretty well with that, but depression has set in and it's a long recovery. I had a degenerative spine which caused a scoliosis and also had stenosis and other problems. Now I have screws and rods in me. I have to be very careful because my bones are very soft. I wear a brace, but can't bend, twist, or lift any thing over 7 pounds. I was in the hospital for seven days because I had low blood pressure where I would almost pass out. They did find out why and it was one of the meds. I also had to have a red cell blood infusion. I have to inject myself everyday with Lymlos, which is to increase my bones. It doesn't hurt because it's a very small needle into my stomach.
I have been having depression. The only vacation we have is going to Mayo at Rochester MN, a 31/2 drive, which has been hard on my back. I also have anxiety, which upsets my husband. He's almost 70 and works full time down in our basement for Wells Fargo on there security. He is very smart and wouldn't be happy not working, but cuts down on fun things we could be doing. This recovery has been hard and I need patience and prayers. I do get out and walk, which is required. But only a short ways, several times a day. It's a long recovery and be prepared if you have it, but please have it if it is needed. I am in less pain now than I was before the surgery. Take care my friends.