Restful nights and pain free days to everyone. I swear I feel like my life is just passing me by. My NS swore that I would wonder why I didn't do this surgery before once it was over with. Really? At least before I had half a life, now I have a life that is watched from my bed. I tried to walk on the treadmill. I tried to start slow know I am only 1 month post op. I only got up to 12 minutes. I ended up that night in the ER crying in pain. I never cry from pain. I've been through it all. My NS just said on the phone, and he is sweet, I am sorry Lisa. What does that mean? Will this nerve heal? It was a 5.5 hour surgery. He said a lot of scar tissue like noodles out of cement. Am I asking for too much to soon. Sorry I know you are all fighting your own battles. I just feel like this is a roller coaster I am never going to get off. I used to have a life. My family seems to be getting used to this.....if you all know what I mean by that. I don't want to get used to this. God bless you all and here is to a better 2009.
L4-L5 Laminectomy 04, staph infection from surgery turned to oestemyolytis in my spine, 7 months of at home IV vancomyocin to clear up, countless epidural injections, PT 6 times, Tailbone removed 07, broke rt hip and tore labrum,(this was all due to a fall), repaired rt labral tear 07, L4-S1 fusion Dec 08.