Thought I would start a thread to share our thought about our upcoming surgeries. Provide the following and I will keep a running thread:
Location: Northern NJ
Date of Surgery: November 3rd
Surgery: Posterior Lumbar Fusion (L4/L5)
Prior Surgeries: Laminectomy, Laser Discetomy
I am getting worried about getting stuff in place before surgery because I have to work work work until the day of surgery.
I was put on Nuerontin 400mg 2 times a day along with the Naproxen 500mg 2 times a day that I have been taking. I was taking pain meds (oxycontin 40mg every 12 hours) up until 2 days ago because I am feeling so much better so now I only take at bedtime along with muscle relaxer, and anti-depressant. I can't believe how much better i feel since I was put on the Neurontin last tuesday. On that day I couldn't walk. Now I feel pretty good. My body is weak and I know I have to be careful or I will be on my back (or side) again.
How are all you feeling? What are you concerns? I am debating getting a recliner...what are you planning to do about sleeping?