I had a 360 fusion done on Sept 15th. Needless to say I felt like I had been hit by a bus that had then backed up and peeled out on me from both the front and the back. However, this week I feel much much better and truly feel like I am on the road to recovery. I know when I overdo it, I pay for it that night and the entire next day. Its great to feel good- its great to feel like I can do things again! I am goer in every sense of the word- to be laid up in bed makes me nutty but I know that I HAVE to rest and I know my limitations and I follow doctors orders.
Yesterday afternoon my left leg began to swell from the groin to my toes. My foot swelled so bad that it actually cracked and bled. I went to the emergency room after speaking to the afterhours nurse who strongly advised me to seek medical attention ASAP. With fear of a blood clot, off I went to be poke and prodded AGAIN! I was taken in immediately- no 6 hour wait for me- YEAH! They did an ultrasound on my leg, ran blood work and all that jazz- the good news is I didn't have a clot- they were so surprised as I have all the symtoms for that. So of coarse the sent me home- understandably so- but my leg and my foot are STILL so swollen- could this be from the surgery? Could this possibly be from nerve damage? The pain is a dull, heavy nagging pain- not unbearable but noticeable for sure. Any thoughts? the ER dr told me to follow with my PCP- but I don't want to continue to be tossed around in the medical system.
Thank you for you time and any thoughts you can send my way!