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December surgery

sawinlogsssawinlogs Posts: 45
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:49 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I have not seen a December surgery post yet. If there was one I am sorry. I had my 360 fusion L4-S1 with all the hardware on 12-9-10. I have had an ok recovery so far. The worst of my recovery was a week of no bm s but other than that no problems so far. I am currently still in quite a bit of pain if I miss a dos of meds. Staying indoors since the weather hear in KY has not been the greatest to get out and do any walking is not easy. I have never been inside for a whole day as long as I can remember. I hope everyone has rapid recovery and as pain free as can be.



  • Mark,

    Good to hear your doing well as well gets following fusion surgery. Be sure to stay up on your meds so you can stay ahead of the pain.

    As far as walking? Did your surgeon tell you how much you should be doing? One thing that has always helped me following a surgery is a pedometer so I know that each day I am increasing. Your right living in the cold states is a harder go to get the walking in. But, one thing you might see if you can get to a mall and do some walking there. If the malls are to busy check out one of the larger do-it-yourself stores(hardware), as they don't have nearly the traffic right now. It might also absorb you into looking at things that you don't notice as much. I would call ahead and make sure they have scooter available in case you want to use it on and off.

    Congrats on being on the other side though and just follow all the doctors instructions and don't forget the no BLT. Keep us posted on how your doing. Oh by the way if your really bored pop in the chat there are plenty just to cheer you up or ask any questions you might have.
  • you are in my prayers.

    AL S
  • Thanks Al

    Thanks Tamtam I never give the hardware stores a thought. That is my kind of place. I usually am guicky in and out of thos places. Doc says to walk as much as I can and let my back be my guide. The mile tracker is a good idea also. I wounder how many others had surgery this month.

    Thanks to everyone that posts.
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