So one month since my L4-L5 PLIF. Here is my report:
Okay so far I am doing pretty good. I have completely cut out all those manmade pain meds and just use my Medicinal Marihuana.
I am driving now and doing fine. I have been going to Wal-Mart most everyday and going for 2 laps around the store. Doctor says the more walking I do the better. So as long as there is no pain I am walking. Although I notice when I go for these walks at night when I want to sleep I am getting muscle tightness in my upper back and my legs. And don't feel like waking up just to smoke a little hooch.
My incision site is healing well. There are no scabs left on it. We were going to start putting scare ointment on it but why? It’s on my back and mostly covered by a shirt.
I am getting dressed and putting on my own shoes and socks, using the restroom by myself. Unless I lie to my fiancée and say I can't shower myself. Then she has to do it. :-). I have a hard time lying to her but I think she understands.
All in all I am feeling real good. But I know to be very careful in everything I have been doing. I am just anxious to stay away from my house. I am still on strict orders not to bend, lift or twist and have been following those orders pretty good.
Anyway I just wanted to get this out there. I am doing good and for those of you who are considering this type of procedure, just keep in mind there is good that can come from these procedures. For example all I feel anymore since my surgery is surgery pain. But all in all I am so happy as of now that I did this and got it done in the middle of the winter.
I hope and wish that all of my friends on this site are doing well and have no pain. I know that’s a lot to ask for but you guys have really been there for me in some trying times of my life. So I wish you all the best and a no pain day at least today.
Okay have to get going to Wal-Mart. Need to get that walk in today. If there is anybody that is in the same boat as I was or am in now and need to ask me anything please feel free to ask me and I will do my best to reply with what I know. Talk to you all later.
Take care and feel better,