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7 days since plif

TraciTTraci Posts: 92
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:47 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Well today seems to be on a more even note. I think that all the meds and anesthia (sp) take a while to get rid of. Had some pretty good mornings and some terrible afternoons. Figured out that unless the pain is terrible - has not been bad enough - that the oxcodyin has to be left off. The nausea was just too much. I now take 1-2 lortab 10 every 4-6 hours along with soma every eight and zofran every four. The nausea was the worse and I HAD to figure out what was cause it and my husband and I figured out it was the oxy. Well today seems to be sorta "clear headed". The pain is not that bad. Much less than I expected. I have alot of "faint" feeling times - have no idea why - My walking is sporatic. Yesterday I did not walk very much. I get my staples out next friday. Visitors want to stop by but I just don't seem to want them to. Very little food that I "feel" like I want to eat. Unusual. I rotate from the bed to the chair with some house walking in between times. My bowels are starting to move good again which is nice. Take care and I will let you know more later. Ask questions if you'd like. Later Traci


  • I was like that..as far as visitors go. I didn't want anyone to come around. I just wasn't up to entertaining someone.
  • Be cautious on the "faint" feeling times. The surgery does have a major amount of blood loss and you may be slightly anemic. The other thing to watch out for is temperature to make sure it isn't a sign that the body is fighting an infection.

    I'm not a doctor, just my experience on hitting the ground a few times after my surgery.

    Good luck
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