Hi you fellow travelers! Had L2 to L5 fused with laminectomy last September 4th,and they sent me straight home after 5 days. Because I am a Medical Professional I had the house ready with everything and friends helped with food. Pain was the only problem.
I now have total "FAILED BACK SYNDROME WITH PSEUDO ARTHROSIS L2-L5. The screws that they put in L2 to L5 came out and are pushing through my skin. All of he T vertebrae are fused with my clacium due to carrying a very heavey pack off and on for 30 years. New screws will be put into L2-L5 and screws will be placed in T12 throuh T11 or higher... he will reevaluate after he has my back open and they can see it all. Then Two very long rods will be placed on the screws. He told me I will have no pain when I go home since he will place an Intrathecal pump. I know this man for many years in the Army and I trust him.
I don't mind a private Nurse or Private PHYSICAL THERAPIST.
But I refuse to go to a rehabilitation clinic where you sleep over.
My home is my "only place where I feel safe", some of you will understand and some of you won't. PM me if you want to know.
I need help and support here.
Have any of you gone strait home after "big" spinal surgery. There is a list on this site of what to have at home after spinal surgery and I have all of it and then some due to my experience with my first operation.
Love you all! Eric
P.S. The surgery is on Monday