I'm 16 days post op and I need some feedback here in a huge way. Before surgery, one or both of my arms would go limp without any muscle control for a few minutes. I had chronic tendonitis and most of the pain was/is in my left shoulder/arm and hand. When I woke up after surgery, my left arm was completely useless. No strength, I couldnt lift it to put a pain pill into my mouth. Now its just a tiny bit better, I can bring my arm up to my mouth and I can barely touch my head. My husband has to fix my hair if that tells you anything. Typing on this laptop is a challange.
I confronted my Neuro the evening of my surgery...and he said that he'd stirred a lot of nerves up and to give it time. Well...it's freaking me out...I'm a very independent, athletic ole gal and by gosh this is psychologically damaging. I just need to know if there are others who experienced this weakness and what the outcome was/is? My tendonitis was gone right after surgery, but it too has come back. I'm thinking I'll have to go to PT after my follow up on Dec 3rd to check my fusion. I'm so depressed.