It has taken a while for me to feel up to telling my surgery story, so here goes... I went in to have a 360 l4/l5-l5/S1 fusion. Surgery was at 7 am and they wanted me there at 5:30. (the evening prior the anesthesiologist called to get details about prior surgeries,etc)
Was put in a holding room where my IV was started and 1000 questions were asked. We were then wheeled into another room where i met with my Dr and the anesthesiologist for any last minute questions and to go over what was exactly going to happen.
I was whelled away and gave my hubby a kiss... I was talking about how small the room was-that was all i remember.
Dont really remember waking in recovery.
I was admitted to ICU. Was given a PCA pump with dilauded. WOW is all i have to say. Too loopy on that.. Got out of bed to brush my teeth and that was the last of the dilauted.
Horrible night, low blood pressure, high heart rate about 170..looked up and had some blood transfused. Scary night...
Much better in the morning.. on 10 mg Lortab and 10 percocets, seemed to do the trick
stayed in ICU for 4 night waiting for a bed on the ortho floor.
Got to the ortho floor was doing well and was drugged up and happy at this point.
totaly stay was 6 days. Had great nurses the entire stay.
My home health nurse comes every day and cant belive how much I can do and how well I get along.
I do get ALOT of rest and take my meds on time..
Percocet 10, flexeril, valium, mobic.
See mh Dr tommorrow to get the staples out. want him to give me another pain me and my percocet for break through.. maybe the patch....
All in all im feeling good, original leg apin gone but now i have burning pain in my righ hip!
Its good to be on the other side!