I actually tried to log onto SH from my Iphone on Monday evening after my surgery, but kept getting an error message. Everything went just peachy, and it was a great experience. I am glad to get home to my pets though, they always make me feel better.
As a few of you might remember, I had 3-level surgery on my lumbar spine this past Monday morning. We had a late start, which I didn't mind. (I made sure my surgeon and anesthesiologist both ate some lunch first.
) I had a bit more extensive surgery than originally planned because my spondylolisthesis had slid pretty far into a Grade II, and my disc spaces were so tight and the facets around the spondy were so overgrown that it made it hard to screw in the hardware. It ended up taking about 4 hours or so -- and let me tell you, I can stand tall again, I can walk at a good pace and much further than recent months, and my left leg no longer drags -- no more cane! Of course I'm on pain meds so I don't have a complete picture of pain relief yet, but even when it has worn low, the worst I've felt was a bit of muscle soreness. (I have pretty thick back muscles, so my surgeon said I can expect this.)
I took quite a few spins around the hospital corridor with no assistance, just a couple of walk-alongs yesterday. (I was on bedrest on Monday because of how long the surgery took and how late it was when I got to my room.)
So, I think my procedure could be called a success, and I'm very, very happy with my choice! Now the rest of my spine will adjust to being able to have correct posture for the first time in a long time, and boy does even *that* feel wonderful!
And just because I love having surgery so much (sure I do), I'll be having cataract surgery coming up for both eyes. (The opthalmalogist was checking for signs of MS and found these instead -- according to him, probably due to high doses of corticosteroids I've had over the years for asthma and then some pain.) After that, a spinal cord stimulator to cover cervical and thoracic pain -- and I should be bionic!