Well, Thursday the 13th will be three weeks since my surgery on L5 S1.
My back is doing pretty good, pain wise, but last tuesday I began to have really bad leg pains in my right leg. This also gave me problems before surgery, but nothing like now. They sent me to the hopsital to make sure there was no blood clots, and it came back ok, thank goodness, so they sent me home with another steriod pack. Like the one that I came home from the hospital with. That ended yesterday in the am. for the last tablet.
I called them again today and told them that the pain wasn't any better, so they have sent me another kind of pain medicine. The doctor said that I had a nerve that was really pressed up against the bone and that it would just take time to heal.
I am walking as much as I can and only sitting for the 30 minutes allowed at a time.
Will be returning to the doctor for my 4 week check up on August 25, and will put on the board what he tells me then.
I don't know what restrictions he will give me then, right not I can't do anything but walk. No BLT. No housework or anything.
My Husband was able to stay home with me for the first 2 weeks, then he had to return to work this week, but it will be only for 3 days and my daughter is staying with me for that while he is gone.