I had my lower spinal fusion 8 weeks ago. After years of agonising pain and months of heart an soul searching decissions I decided to proceed with this sometimes contoversal surgery. I now wonder if it was the right decission to have made. Apart from my loving wife i do feel very alone. To say that there will be pain after the op is an understatement. I have just started, after no one seems to know what to advise or tell me, physical therapy. Hopefuly this will start to eleviate some of the pain and set me on the long road to recovery. As mentioned before, apart from my wife who has to see and put up with the mood swings and pain i am going through, i dont think any one of the people i know , realise how much the pain and sometimes traumatic feelings are that i am going through. I get the feeling they think "well its been 8 weeks now, whats the problem nigel" or "He is so lazy, he dont do nothing". well believe me if i could i would. To any one reading this who is thinking of undergoing the surgery, think very carefull of what you are going to put yourself through.You are going to have a very serious and major operation and a very long period of recovery, to which alot of people you know will not understand. Dont get me wrong, i am glad i have had this done, i dont think there was any other option to take. But please be prepared to have a very long and difficult time ahead of you. This all sounds very negative but its fact, sometimes what people want to hear and sometimes not.This also sounds like i am feeling sorry for myself and that no one cares. Well there are people that care and do undertsand and will see you through it.just check out this forum to see.
If anyone can give me some advise on physio please do so.