Hi spiney friends! Thank you all so much for your support and prayers. It means the world to me and and helps to give me comfort.
I am 4 weeks today, post op L4-5 360 fusion with my own bone graph.
Before yesterday, I would have told you that nothing would cause me to not follow proticals re BLT'S. But life has thrown me a curve ball/sucker punch. My 23 year old nephew lost his life suddenly yesterday. My family is amazingly close. We (myself and my siblings) all live in the same city by choice, to raise our kids together. We go on vacations together and spend just ordinary days together. I was extremely close to my nephew.
Everything has now changed for me. I have to be up, I have to travel by car, I have to be at family function, memorial services, funeral, after funeral, and more, supporting my brother and sister in law as they try to figure out how to continue on. Does anyone have any suggestions, knowing that I will be sitting longer thatn 15-20minutes. Getting up and leaving the services is just not an option. Nor is staying home, or trying to find a place to lay down.
I'm sure that all the crying/sobbing is hard on my healing and inflammation also. I wish there were other options, but there aren't. If anyone has any suggestions knowing I have to be up and about, I would greatly welcome them! Thank you so very much! Shari