I had my surgery on March 24. It was supposed to be a 3 1/2 to 4 hours and in the end it was 5 hours. My surgeon told my family he found more damage than expected and did more to make everything better with my back.
Well I came home after 2 nights in the hospital, mine and my surgeons choice, I was ready to come home. Therapy the day before had me walking up and down steps and I was feeling ok for someone who just had 5 hours surgery.
Now the question is, should I still have pain so bad it wakes me up and I just want to scream?
I am on 350mg Soma, three times a day & 10/325mg oxycodone every 4 hours & 5mg Valium every 6-8 hours.
I understand no one here is a doctor, but I was hoping someone who has been through this surgery can give me some encouragement. I am so tired but not getting enough sleep due to pain.
I know several here have had March and April surgery, I hope you all are having a good recovery.
I am calling my doctor in 10 minutes, I sure hope he has some answers to help with this pain.
Hope you all have a great week and I will keep you informed.