Welcome, Friend!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Veritas-Health LLC has recently released patient forums to our Arthritis-Health web site.

Please visit http://www.arthritis-health.com/forum

There are several patient story videos on Spine-Health that talk about Arthritis. Search on Patient stories
Protect anonymity
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published , your email address is available to anyone on the internet , including hackers.

All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
Attention New Members
Your initial discussion or comment automatically is sent to a moderator's approval queue before it can be published.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test

2 week checkup

mommatialuvmmommatialuv Posts: 269
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:36 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I went for my 2 week post op chack up yesterdy. Stapels removed (not a plesant experience many "stuck" glad its done) I told the doc about my left leg constantly numb and tingling and how the bone stimulator made things worse. He said he had never heard of a stimulator doing that but it made sense that the nerve could be irritated as the stimulator worked the bone. He put me on a new med for nerve pain and asked me to try the stimulator again in a few days and see if it goes any better. He was happy that my back rarely hurts and that the incision is healing well. He will monitor the nerve but cant make any promises, he is glad it has not gotten worse since surgery,even though it is worse then pre-op. We just have to wait and see what will happen.At this point it is "stable". He will do x-rays when i go back in 4 weeks to check on fusion progress. I started the nerve med last night and it did help with the tingling, but my legs (now both) feel very heavy, like walking with logs. and they still ache but the pain med does decrease that when i take it. I will update again soon, i hope everyone else is gettig along well.


  • Thanks for the update. You are in the hardest part of the recovery process at the moment. Where you have to have patience even though you may and generally are experiencing pain and feelings that aren't normal and can be scary. They key is, to stay as relaxed as possible and let your body use ever ounce of energy to heal. Once you "turn the corner", then you will be amazed at how well you actually feel.

    Glad the doc is listening and watching.

  • Keep your chin up and walk and rest.
Sign In or Register to comment.