Recovering from Spine Surgery: Patience required
It was a big surgery and the recovery is tough. No bending, twisting or lifting heavy things My husband keeps on gets after me that I am still twisting, but I’m doing the best I can. I walked 4 blocks yesterday and going for 6 blocks today.
Since seeing my surgeon at Mayo in Rochester he was very clear about what I can and cannot do, since I have soft bones he said If I wasn’t careful I could pull out a screw or break a rod. He wants me to get off of Oxycodone and Tramadol. First I’m doing the Oxycodone and then I’ll work at getting off of Tramadol. I find the Flexiril muscle relaxant really helps. So I’m having more spasms in my muscles.
I have become depressed since I got home. I can’t seem to do anything and my husband is so good that he does most of what I can’t do. I take Tymlos to strengthen my bones. It’s and injection I have give myself every day. Just a very small needle into my stomach I may have to do it up to 2 years. I go see my surgeon again in 3 months.
I pray to God to please heal me. I’m sorry this is so long, but the degeneration caused a scoliosis and my L-4-5 and S-1 had stenosis .
very bad stenosis and the surgeon had to work having the nerves not being pinched. Then the fusion was from T-10 to my pelvis. I had complications after the surgery, but is won’t go into them.