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Having a bad day - 3 weeks post op

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,731
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:24 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi All,

My turn to vent. X( sorry.

I was doing sooo well. I am 3 weeks, 2 days post revision PLIF, replaced pedicle screws, decompression and interbody spacer taken out.
This is my 3rd op. Helped massively as i know what to expect, pain control , when to lie down, how to move, when to quit and give in....The battle with the shoe-laces still makes me smile. ;)

I am back on my hot water bottle full time.

I managed to reduced my analgesia to half what it was pre-op. Am walking down my road (small road) every day but get the expected twinges, groin and buttock pains.

Had first physio session 2 days ago, all ok. In fact, better than expected.

BUT TODAY! BOY! I ache. Ache. Can barely stand up hurts so bad.

My leg is still very numb, get icy horrible sensations in that, falling over it too. In fact, I fell over a dangling electric cord at the weekend because I never felt it against my leg...dangerous.

Not done anything naughty, namely (mopping, hoovering, lifting etc) but feeling very scared, naturally.

Is this normal?? ARGH!
I am so being careful, positive, little bit every day but never expected this. :''(
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