I had MI TLIF last thursday morning, Dec. 3. Stayed overnight in hospital-home Dec 4 before my kids were out of school. Surgeon was able to, pull spine back to correct position. Removed disc and large bone spur. Surgery was
1 hour 20 minutes. When I awoke in recovery, I had NO PAIN.
Any surgery I have had in the past and they would be minor
surgery, I have always felt sharp raw pain immediately.
Also, my eyes would close (nod off), then quickly open.
I never actually went back to sleep following recovery. I
was in recovery about 1 1/2 hours.
I did not have a drain (to date a couple of drop on dressing), no cath when I awoke, no brace. I am I feel
"loose" when I'm walking.
I have a hurt feeling but NONE of the before surgery pain.
Thank you God! My prayers and others have been answered.
It is snowing here in central IL and very cold, so I don't
mind being housebound. I started stretching exercises the
2nd day after surgery. Pelvic rock lying on stomach and side due Leg stretches lying on back with leg in air.
The hospital staff were amazed by my movement and lack of pain. Head RN said it was probably due to pain I was in pre-op. I am taking pain pills regularly. When I missed dose, pain is intensified greatly.
I've been sleeping alot. I know some of you wanted to know about my experience with this MI approach. Can't think what to say! Please ask.