I had so much pain last week that on Fri they put me in the hospital. They had me on dilodid iv with pump so I could control it myself. Also upped my fentanyl patch to 75 and gave me 30 mg oxycodone every 4 hours and Ativan every 12 hours. Layed in Bed from Fri until I got out this morning(Tuesday) because I had my CT Scan today and saw my ortho. 2 hours up there and 2 hours back. I am exhausted!
But for the good news. My top discs is fused and the bottom one is also fusing, just at a much slower rate. Ortho said that all the hardware and screws seem to be in the right place. So he has gone to getting a MRI with contrast next Weds up there(another 2 hours up and two hours back) and after the MRI I will see him and go over results. He said it can be a piece of baone from fusion, a herniated disc that was just fixed, a pool of blood, or a number of things. He told me we will find it, it just takes alot of detective work. But he is glad of how the fusion looks.
So next week maybe I will have some answers. I hope. I am so tired of all these drugs. Makes me wobbly. So I try not to venture out with out some kind of cane or walker. Please keep me in your prayers that I dont have to have another surgery. I really dont want to go there.
I also have been working on my attitude. casue I need to be more positive. Sometimes it is just hard. You know when life hands you lemons and they say make lemonade. Well I want to make margaritas, but that is no no until I am off my meds... Take care all my dear friends, and I will update you more when I know it..AKA As the backache turns!