Just had to share my excitement. I'm 10 days postop and took a small trip out today for the first time. It wasn't easy but I did it, and I'm darn proud of myself.
I do have a bit of a dilemma though. I refuse to take any of the meds that make me groggy, and the steroids were giving me terrible side effects. My doc prescribed 800 mg of motrin to take every 8 hours. It seems to really be helping, but it's killing my stomach. I take with food and full glass of water and tonight I'm fighting the urge to throw up. My stomach hurts so badly. I feel caught between a rock and a hard spot because either my back hurts from the incisional pain or my stomach hurts. Any suggestions? Overall today has been a better day. Still feeling weak and my heart is racing tonight, but it felt good to get outside, even if I did have to use the walker.