Thank you to those of you who responded to my last post. I feel loads better about my surgery!
Two days before my original date of Dec. 17th, I received the results of my bloodwork- WBC count was too high and they said I had a UTI. I thought this was crazy bc I had zero symptoms, but nevertheless I took the antibiotics. I was told to take 2 a day for 14 days. Halfway through the pills, I woke up covered in splotches and a swollen gland on the left side of my throat- sulfer allergy!
So I have taken a new antibiotic since the incident.
Anyone else experienced this or something similar? Should I be worried that the initial drug wasn't as effective bc of the allergy?
Anything else I should be concerned about? I am having my spinal fusion next Thursday (January 7th). With the extra few weeks to think, I am actually excited about the surgery. Still have some apprehensions, but my mind is much more at ease thanks to the wonderful people on here!
For those who don't know, I am undergoing a L4/L5/S1 posterolateral fusion. Maybe one day, i'll get all the acronyms down
One concern I do have (now that surgery has been pushed back and my leave from work is affected), I was told that recovery is 2-3 months. I am a teacher and will need to go back the 2nd week of March to make sure I don't go over my leave days. Is this realistic thinking? My principal has been through 2 back surgeries and I know he will work with me and let me take it easy, but I just want to think realistically!
Thanks again and any final words of wisdom are greatly appreciated!