It's "Dapopo" back for an update, today is day 33 from my Open TLIF. I know that everyone says that you'll get better every day, but I'm beginning to question this.
I am still taking my pain medication ( Percocet 10mg/325mg ) pretty much every 4 hours. I've tried to cut back & skip doses, but that only makes me feel miserable later. I'm continuing with the no BLT & walking but I find myself so tired & worn out I have to go lay down numerous times a day.
Sleeping throughout the night is a joke. It's seems that almost every time I move it's so uncomfortable I wake right up. I've also been having a lot of leg cramps like "Charlie horses" while laying down. I'm just greatful that they are not in my incision any more.
It seem like now I'm starting to feel sorry for myself. I find myself crying every now & then because it seems like I'm not able to do anything. I've never been the kind of person who "just sits around". The past couple weeks here in St Louis the weather has been beautiful. I'm outside as much as possible but it just kills me to watch everyone else ( raking leaves, washing & waxing cars, walking their dogs ) knowing that right now I can't do anything. I know it will get better eventually . . . but I'm just having a really hard time with it now.
Sorry for inviting you to the "pitty party", I know things will get better but the wait is driving me nuts.
Thanks all, for listening