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Honey = I'm home...

TraciTTraci Posts: 92
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:47 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Well it is 5 am on tuesday. Had PLIF on Thurday the 16th which did not start until late in the day - 5:00pm. I decided to just stay focused and KNOW that it is all in God's timing. Got to my room at 10pm. Next morning I was up and at'em at 9am. Lots of pain. Hard to get out of bed and even harder to get back in. The dr keep me till Sunday and I got home about 1pm. Always good to be home. I now take percoet 10 *(1-2) every 6-8 hours along with something for nauesa. Soma has stayed the same with 1 every 8 hours. My husband is retired do there not sny "timelimits" in that area. I am retired also. Dr. said he will see me on 10-1-10 for post op checkup and staple removal. I have 27 staples over an area about 8 inches long. So glad to be on the road to recovery. I hope I will be able to help someone on here thy way ya'll helped me. More later...nite nite (again)


  • Let the healing begin. :-)

    I do hope that you will start to feel more comfortable very soon, and will notice that your pre-surgery pains have gone. Follow all the doctor's instructions and kick back and rest while your body heals.

    Be patient with yourself. This recovery is going to take a while! We are hear for you while you recovering. :D
  • I am so glad to have this forum to talk too. A real Godsend. It is daylight now and I am on the from porch drinking some coffee. I will talk about more when I know more. Thanks again.
  • and that the healing can begin. I second everything that Jellyhall said!

    Rest as much as you can. Don't overdo it and please don't get frustrated with yourself when you cannot do much. When you're feeling a little better, I found walking was the only thing that didn't hurt quite so much. I was very slow at first, but each day I walked a few steps more. It's a slow process!

    For the first few weeks don't be afraid to accept any offers of help you may get.

    When you're feeling a bit stronger, perhaps you'll let us all know how you're getting on OK?

    2 x Microdiscectomy 2005 / PLIFusion 2-level 2010 / revision surgery 2011 / NEVRO Senza spinal cord stimulator implanted February 2013. I WILL NOT GIVE IN / UP !!
  • I hope you are starting to feel a bit better by now.It's difficult to know what is pre-surgery and what is surgical pain. Hopefully you will soon be pain free or at least mostly pain free!

    Wishing you a speedy recovery. Please keep us posted on how you are doing.

  • Glad to see you are on the other side now. :) With you and your other half retired, that is a stress reducer right there! No notes for work, no timeline to return, ahhhh.... Oh I forgot, you do have a job, the job of resting and healing! Congrats again!!! :)

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • I'm so glad to hear your finally home after surgery. What a great feeling, isn't it?

    Like everyone says, follow doc's orders, stay ahead of the pain, and don't overdo. Also, don't be dismayed if things get a little worse before they get better - it really does get better. Just measure improvement in weeks, not in days, and right now, maybe not at all for a few more weeks.

    Good to hear from you!
  • Listen to everyone...Take time, don't rush. So glad you're back home. I'm 4 months out for s level plif, it's a wonderful feeling but you really can't rush.
  • Traci,

    Good to hear you are home and have the surgery / hospital now behind you!

    TLC is the best and hope that you allow yourself to rest well and trust that the body has an amazing ability to heal - - be patient and TLC to you right now...baby steps will change when the body is ready!

    Wishing you well and remember to not push the process!
    Better days to unfold! :)

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