I have been searching the web to see if there is a list out there of all the problems that can occur from a lumbar fusion. Or any type for that matter. What I want to know is if there is somewhere out there that has like a kind of cheat sheet to look at for different pains. I guess its the engineering mind in me but like when you have a problem with your computer you can refer to the back of the book and look up the issue and it gives you a list of items to look at. I AM IN NO WAY COMPARING OUR ISSUES TO THE ISSUES FOUND IN A COMPUTER. I am just using that as an example.
So if we had a cheat sheet to look at that says something like "feeling of something pulling in the back of my leg" and then has a column that says "could be nerves healing from repair""could be muscles spasms" or "unending muscle spasms" then the column says "see doctor asap". That type of thing sure would help me.
Does this sound silly at all? It just seems like there are so many of us that have somewhat alot of the same issues during healing so if there was a sheet to post of NORMAL healing types of pains then it would ease the minds of people that are worried about the pain that they are feeling. Or on the otherside, for abnormal pains, it would alert a person to not wait for the doctor to call back and go to the ER asap.
It sure would help me.
OF COURSE IT SHOULD NOT REPLACE THE PHONE CALL TO THE DOCTOR IF SOMETHING JUST DOESN'T FEEL RIGHT.
What do you all think???? My feelings don't hurt easily so don't be afraid to say that its not a good idea at all.