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Post op discectomy and fusion of L5, S1 and having some bad days

sarahd28ssarahd28 Posts: 20
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:58 AM in Recovering from Surgery
Hey guys, just needed to vent. Have had some hard days the last few. Pain wise and depression wise. Feeling lonely and isolated, I've only been out maybe two or three times since the surgery Nov 10. I have my hubby and son here at home, the hubs was just laid off (landscaping), and we just found out his unemployment went through, so that is a load off. But, still, with the holidays coming, I am just not feeling too jolly. The pain level is ok some times and really bad at others, especially my hip where they took the bone for the fusion. I guess it should all have been expected, but I am still bumming. Booooo.
Sarah D


  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    ...they tell us stuff to prepare us ..it's always a bummer when recuperating. It seems it should move along faster. But there is no rushing the body.I haven't had spinal...but other surgery.

    Hopefully, you are on schedule with your healing and no complications.

    I think it's a little compare to bummer after having baby. After the delivery and you look down and the abdomen is still like 6 months pregnant. Or you're out with friends and any baby cries and suddenly you start "leaking". :)

    You had a lot happen to you and really not too long ago. Hopefully, you can still enjoy the holidays and let people do for you a little bit. Be gentle with yourself.

    Best thoughts are with you!

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  • Thanks Savage, I hope your holidays are wonderful.
    Sarah D
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