Seriously though, my l4-s1 surgery was on Monday.My time in recovery,6 hours, waiting for abed on the neuro floor was almost pain free, lots of pain meds.
my daughter thought it was pretty funny actually.
because i was awake but feeling no pain. MOnday was pretty uneventfull, overall. Tuesday morning i was seen by PT and didnt do very well, left leg was completely numb, tingly and constant pain. I was sent for x-ray and CT. X-ray techs were as gentle and helpful as possible, but i had to stand for pics. CT not so nice. They were seroiusly rough. I was wheeled out of there crying, not just a tear or two you cant stop, but boo hoo crying from pain. I was so mad. I complained to everyone. My nurse on teh floor was great and helped me get my apin back under control, and we remained friends
. By Wednesday i was feeling semi human again, pt cam back and i walked about 15 feet with a walker and 2 therapists. It looked like i was headed for inpatient rehab. Lots of trouble with the left leg/hip/ tushie. Doc that there was a nerve that was very inflamed and irritated during surgery, and that it would -take time- to heal. I was headed for inpatient rehab. BU Thursday AM i was feeling a bit better over all, not the left leg but everything else, i was eating, and had a great attitude. I asked for pt to re-evaluate me. Even t hought i was/am still numb and tingling i could put weight on my left leg with minimal pain. I walked about 150 feet and after talking with PT was told that since i dont have steps at home, i could do OP rehab, wooo hoooo, i was headed home. Came home Thursday evening, the ride was ... challenging, so i went straight to bed. Woke up several times in severe pain on both sides from the hip bones down. I missed the adjustable bed from the hospital. Hubby left for work about 0730 daughter arrived about 0815. Getting out of bed and into a chair was like going to heaven. I sat there about 1/2 an hour then proceded to the shower, another bit of heaven. I took a nap with out all of the pain from the night before and am doing ok.
BOttom line, I think i'm gonna make it
. Still have numbness from the knee down on the left leg/foot. but with the regularity of my pain meds am semi functioning with my walker/daughter. I am taking hydrocodine every 6 hours with tylenol in between, it seems to be working pretty well, not pain free but definatly tolerable. sorry for any misspellings but wanted to touch base. Headed for another nappie.
Thanks for the well wishes and prayers, they worked.