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1 wk. Post-Op Dynesys Long

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,622
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:29 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Well, was in surgery for 6 hours on 4 March, had the dynesys system put in & had L 4/5 fusion with decompression. Also had a lot of arthritis scraped off my spine. My surgeon informed me that he couldn't straighten out my spine as well as he wanted to. I was in ICU for 5 days & have to admit, the first 2 days were bad! Time luckily went by fast & I am on the right path in healing.

I was on morphine drip, methadone & percoset. They dropped the morphine when I came home. I had a bit of a allergic reaction to the medical tape & have a few water type blisters. :( Called my surgeon this a.m. & he said I can totally leave the dressings off now. Only trouble with this is, now it started to drain. (I know too much info right}?

I will do fine though & between hubby & I we have it all figured out. It's been very rough & I think my case may be a bit different than most who get the Dynesys system but I would do it all again. It's been really rough but my legs, back & feet haven't haven't ever felt this good. I've needed this done yrs. ago.

Good luck to everyone who is about to head down this same road, & I would definately do it all over again.

Good Luck, Janis
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Comments

  • Glad to hear you are doing so well. When you have the energy, would you mind explaining why you were in the ICU after surgery? I am just curious as that seems unusual.

    Rest as much as you can at the beginning and really give yourself every opportunity to heal well. Keep in touch and report in when you can!!
  • Hi Gwennie,

    I was originally suppose to be in ICU for the first day after surgery, the standard rule for ICU {here} is if they have 2 empty rooms, a person who is there for one night doesn't have to be moved. So being there were two empty ICU rooms I was parked right there for the whole time.


    Janis
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