I had my lumbar surgery 3/23/09, 2 level fusion, 6 titanium screws, 2 cages, etc. Went today for my intial post op. Everything seemed fine, x-rays showed that everything is fine.
The trip is a little over 4 hours one way. When we had been gone almost 2 hours the drs. office left a message that I didn't get (my phone was charging) that they needed me to return to have a stimulator fitted to me.
My question is....is this a tens unit or what is it? By the time I got their message their office was closed. Now I have to wait until Mon to see what the situation really is. If it is a tens unit, I have one and don't think I really need to spend another 10 hours on the road, have my husband lose a days' work, etc.
I traveled sitting on a pillow, one behind my back, a cervical pillow for my head and one on my side between me and the door. Fairly comfortable traveling, but miserable now and not looking too forward to having to return for a fitting of a stimulator.....gee, wish they had told me before I left.