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Saw our surgeon for first post-op appt today

beaverbbeaver Posts: 189
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:46 AM in Recovering from Surgery
and he was very pleased with hubby's lumbar fusion. Said that everything was in alignment and healing well but it would take six to twelve months for the x-rays to show if it was fusing. He was really pleased that hubby has been in no pain at all and also with the walking. Told him he could start PT to strengthen core muscles and after two weeks of exercise, could start to regain his normal routines.
While we were waiting to see the doctor, an older man(72) sat down beside us and told us that his doctor was an angel from heaven. He said he had seen three surgeons who had basically said that he was old, he was in pain, he would be in a wheelchair soon but so what? After all, he should expect this as he was old! Then he found this angel doctor and look, he is walking and in no pain. Turns out this angel doctor was also our surgeon. I think everyone else in the waiting room was listening to hubby and this gentleman and thinking they should switch from their doctors to ours.
So now it PT and hopefully a steady recovery IF I can keep hubby from overdoing it.


  • Hey that is fantastic news and a great side note about the older gentleman. Really glad to hear how your hubby is doing and wish him all the best.

  • that is awesome. its amazing what a good doctor can accomplish. enjoy his new working back. :)
  • Excellent news for sure! I do have to say, it says TONS when you relay he 'fixed' a 72 year old man. As you know, the older we get, the slower we heal! That is major 'good' bells and whistles' for your doctor not only for his skills, but his compassion! Remind your hubby not to 'overdue', as many start pushing after they have a 'good' assessment. Congrats for your hubby!!!

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
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