Hello everyone! The surgery went well, and I am home
It took forever to get released from the hospital! The doctor came in at 6:30 am, and told me I could go home. I didnt get out of there until 4:30 pm. I just wanted to go home! The beds were not very comfortable, and I just wanted my bed :W .
Anyhow, so far I have been walking around, and even sat downstairs for coffee in my computer chair! I am very sore from front to back. My front hurts from the inscion, and of course the back hurts because of the hardware, and such. I am using tons of pillows right now in bed to write to you guys. I find that walking does help. Now getting comfortable in bed is a different story!
After surgery my doctor asked me if my legs still hurt, and I said yes. I seem to be getting sharps pains on my upper legs, but it seemed like he was surprised my legs still hurt?! My left foot also got very swollen, it still is but now bad.
Here is the cookie, I was given morphine, and other stuff through IV afte surgery. I was also given oxycodone by mouth. I started with hives all over my face, and head. I had to get benadryl, and it seemed to help but I am still taking it because I still itch! I seem to be very sensative to codeine?! I am now taking morphine 15 mg, and a muscle relaxer. I was given hydrocodone by my pm doc before surgery, and some other med that had to be approved by comp. I will tell you guys the name of it when hubby picks it up.
I am also taking laxatives (excuse my spelling, hard to concentrate) to go #2. I hope that it starts to work. I was also given them in the hospital. I have to say that I hope, and pray this was a good thing to have done, and it takes a lot of pain away. Hubby is worried that the disk above the L5S1 will get bad, and I will need another surgery?!
I want to go back to school, have a career. I am of course looking into the future, and I always have
Anyhow besides trying to wipe without twisting, and the pain, I am doing well.
Thanks for all the support you guys have given, and will continue to give. >:D< >:D< >:D< >:D< >:D< >:D< >:D< >:D<