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. :''(