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Middle of the night Thigh and back pain

mrossomx2mmrossomx2 Coal center Posts: 42
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:52 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I am officially 20 days ( if counting right, it is 5 am) post op. I keep waking in the middle of the night with horrible ache pain in my right thigh. Do not get me wrong I have no original pain but this throbbing pain in my thigh is literally a pain like a tooth ache when it is throbbing. I cannot lay on my back again yet due to constant muscle spasms when I do so I lay on my right side, I think this may be attributing to my thigh pain. No one really needs to respond just wanted to whine a little while waiting for my pain meds to kick in to relieve some of my discomfort in this and my surgery pain. I carried pizza to my house yesterday due to no one delivering in my rural community. It is amazing how heavy pizza is, luckily when I opened the door my boys and their friend immediately yelled at me and took the pizzas. oh well I am off to fall to oxy world is anyone from here from around PA and if so who did your surgery?


  • What you're going through at night sounds pretty normal. What I did was get out of bed and walk up and down the patio, whatever the time was, and that helped. As well as post-op pain, your back is having to adjust to being in a new position and you're likely to feel pain in different parts of your body for a while. It does pass. I used extra pillows to support my back in bed, as well as one under my knees.

    Have a care with walking longer distances. Don't be tempted to drive until your surgeon says it's ok to. I wasn't driving until 6-7 weeks out.


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  • mrossomx2mmrossomx2 Coal center Posts: 42
    Thanks I was figuring it was all part of the recovery process. I walk very very slow and that actually makes me feel better than sitting or laying but I do not do more than 2 laps right now. I usually get up at night and walk up front to my kitchen. I love in the country so I do not want to go outside by myself. In regards to driving, when I was discharged from the hospital they told me 2 weeks and then I could drive if I felt comfortable and if not on pain meds. I started driving at a little over 3 weeks but took it easy because it was very difficult to get out of the car without twisting. I let my husband do as much driving as he can unless I have to go without him and then he will drive. thanks for the message.
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