I am having lumbar fusion surgery in 2 weeks.
I know that I am in for a difficult and long recovery. If it turns out to be better than I think, so much the better, but I hope that I am prepared for the worst.
I am interested in people's experiences of things that helped them.
I have already learnt some of them on here (Satin sheets, logrolling etc.), but there are probably some that I don't know yet.
How do you get into and out of bed?
How do you manage in the shower and washing your hair?
How about toilet hints?
How do you deal with the constipation, that sounds like it is inevitable after surgery?
How about travelling home from hospital?
Comfortable positions to sleep in?
Comfortable positions to eat in?
Ways to try to relax when in pain?
There must be lots of other areas where people have experiences that have helped them, that may help those of us about to have surgery.