Hi everyone. 1 Month ago today on June 9th, I had a fusion of the lower lumbar area. I had to stay in the hospital 5 days because I spiked a fever the 3rd day I was in the hospital. It was 102.0. Not sure what it was the tests all came back saying nothing was wrong. Fever went down 24hrs later.
Anyway, I came home from the hospital. I was told to only sit for meals no longer than 20mins. No twisting, bending or lifting. Oh and I was suppose to stay in bed except to get up and walk 6 times a day. Fun huh????? I am bored stiff. I haven't been able to just lie there all day. I admit, I cheat( like I am now) and sit up even if it not meal time. I just can't stand being in bed. 8}
Have any of you been told to stay in bed? I don't see dr. again until July 29th. I asked him when I could get rid of my walker and he said when i felt I could do without it. I have been walking around inside my house a bit without it. I still use it outside though.
Were any of you told to stay in bed? Is it a common thing for surgeons to tell patients to do after surgery?
I have been out and go places where I know they have motorized scooters. God Bless my mother. She has helped me sooooo much since the surgery. Without her I wouldn't have anyone to care for me. I owe her my life.
I feel so much better than I have in 5years. I hardly have any pain. Except for the little set back that I had where the right leg calf and foot was in excruciating pain. The Dr. put me back on my neurontin and hydrocodone(the percocet was making me really sick) and the pain went away. For the most part. My feet hurt alot but really only when I lie down. Weird huh?
I know it is hard to stay positive some days. I know we all have had good days and bad. I am trying to stay positive and I hope you all are doing the same. I know it's hard. You can do it though.
Good luck with everyone's recovery. >:D< :H