It's 5 days after my laminectomy (L5/SI) and I finally feel well enough to post!
I was only supposed to be in hosp. 1 night, but had trouble coming out of anesthetic and trouble with the morphine they gave me for pain. Apparently, in recovery, I was really upset and agitated because I thought the Doc. had cut my legs off!!! I guess they're used to hearing it all in the recovery room! I was sick (vomiting) and unalbe to sleep for the whole first night. So they kept me an extra day.
I`ve been pretty out of it since I came home too. I`m on Percocet for pain and also a muscle relaxent. They make me feel sick and loopy, so I haven`t been able to post anything till now.
So far, things seem good. I seem to have less numbness in my foot, though I still have numbness in my leg. The sciatic pain is less also, it's mostly at the back of my upper leg, and doesn't go down into my lower leg as much anymore. So hopefully as time passes, all that will improve too.
Just thought I'd let you know how I'm doing and thank all of you who helped me through the days leading up to surgery.
Hope all of you have been doing well lately, take care, and I'll talk to you later!