I am so excited! I had surgery on 6/28 and have stayed with my parents, who live one block away, since my discharge on 6/30. My mom took a short leave from work to be able to stay with me during the day time. My husband stops here every morning and every night. In the evening he brings my girls to see me. I thank goodness for modern technology! I can stay in continuous contact with my children by text messages. My first surgery, discectomy/laminectomy, was 5 years ago and my children were much younger. After that surgery too I stayed with my parents, along with my children. I feel that this recovery time has been SO much easier. Weird, huh? This was a much more major operation with many more restrictions and limitations, but I think the major factor for that is not having to worry about my girls.
I'm not saying that I'm not worried about them now, but it's so much easier now that they are teenagers. I think I spent my first time post-op being just as worried that my children would stress my parents more than I was worried about my recovery. This is the first time I've been away from them for more that 2 or 3 days. Again, cell phones are a God send.
But anyway, I'm headed home tomorrow night (Friday) and although I'm thrilled to go back, I am a little sad to leave my parents. They treated me like a queen and catered to my every need. I will forever be indebted and grateful.
Feeling amazing. I have had no leg pain since the surgery and now the incisional pain is starting to lessen too.
My question to anyone out there is, did you have a period after surgery that you felt extrememly well? I almost want to knock on wood...can this be real?? I've lived with chronic pain for the last 4 1/2 years so not feeling pain in my legs is a new sensation for me. How odd it is NOT to be constantly aware of your legs. I had my reservations before surgery and didn't want to get my hopes up too much. You know that saying-Prepare for the worst and hope for the best. That is exactly how I feel now. I prepared for the worst and it was unfounded.
Hoping that it's not just the meds affecting me and masking my pain so much that I've become delusional, but I'm thinking this may be it guys!!!