I am not 4 months post op from my laminectomy and 8 months post op from my ACDF. Pain, pain, pain is my issue.
Things are suppose to be getting better, but they're not and I am fustrated and sad. When I go to get out of bed or any other similar movement I feel as though I have a stabbing pain between the shoulder blades from my spine pushing outward against the skin. Feels like something is trying to poke through.
Also when I lay down flat on my back my hands and feet go totally numb and of course I have pins and needles up and down both arms and legs, sitting isn't any better leg, lwer back pain and numbness, Try to lay on my right side and my hip hurts badly after 10 to 15 minutes. My sleep is interupted about every two to three hours due to pain. I'm a wreck, and my doctor wants me to work on cutting back on my pain meds, wow !!!
In addition I found out I have very low testostarone and low thyroid which I am now on meds for, they were looking for why I have been so very fatigued, with an inability to regulate body temp and skin eruptions of flaking and redness. So I have hit the sickly jackpot I suppose.
This hasn't gone anywhere near as planned and frankly it's damn depressing. Hope you all are doing much better than I am. If it wasn't for posting, I'd be suffering mostly in silence.
Al in pain from Cincinnati