Hi All. Well it has been three weeks since my fusion surgery. My Mom left on Sunday, so today was my first day alone. I think I had a small bug that was giving me chills and no appetite.
My Kids and Grandkids came for Christmas this past weekend. My Mom was here, and we all had a great time. It was good that I had a couple weeks before, as I dont think I would have enjoyed the grandkids near as much then.
I am getting in and out of bed easily. I am trying to walk around the house, as it is icy out. I cant drive until I see my surgeon on Jan 27. I did overdo the first week home, and my surgeon put me on steroids and it seemed to help alot. So now I might be a little to cautious. But I keep trying to move.
My pain level is getting better. I want to go down on my fentanyl patches but want to get moving better. Its a tough one to know when to do what. I am glad I had the surgery. They used the Nuvasive system, and I only have a 3 inch incision, that has healed wonderfully. It really makes a difference when they dont cut muscles. The PlIF I had in 2008 was was worse to deal with.
Wish I could drive. Feel so seculded, even in town. But oh well. I am looking forward to doing things I havnt been able to do this coming summer.
Hope all the December surgeries are doing well. We are all very early in recovery, so keep your chins up...Keep in touch!