I got home last night from the hospital after my laminectomy/foraminotomy and facetectomy at L5-S1.
My surgeon told me everything looked great before he closed me up, my nerves are free and clear, lots of room around the nerve and he removed all scar tissue so I should have full resolve of all my symptoms.
Unfortunately I tested positive for being colonized with MRSA, assuming I got it from when my son was hospitalized last year.............so I was on antibiotics, and nasal antibiotics and special soap during my isolation in the hospital.
I did not have the severe urinary issues like last time so no cathetar, however I am in so much more pain this time around~ The surgeon went through the ame incision, but my bandage is much bigger, I can't remove it for a week, it appears to have been bleeding as I see it through the banadge and its extremely swollen, and very painful. I have no fever so I doubt its infected, but why is it hurting so much worse than the last time if its in the same place???
I have no pain in my legs, no numbness, legs feel great, once I get help up, I can walk without a walker, not too far but I can walk, whats getting me down the most is this surgical pain.
I am allergic to most pain meds so there isn't much I can take, I got morphine every 2 hours in my IV at the hospital, now I have demerol every 5-6 hours and its not helping. I cannot get up or down by myself, I know its oly been a few days but this pain is more than I bargained for.
Just felt like crying a little, I am sure it will pass and I will feel better within a few days,
Thanks for listening,