I am 6 weeks out from my laminectomy L2-5. I fell down the stairs 2 weeks after surgery and that has slowed my recovery down a lot. The pain and depression have been a nightmare. Every surgery is different. I thought this one would be easier than the lumbar fusion. I couldn't have been more wrong. I would really like to hear from some folks about laminectomies without fusion. I wonder if your experience is the same as mine.
The reason why I ask this question is that since my surgery, so many life changing events are happening and I am starting to freak out.
I have received so much support here that I don't feel completely isolated. I have been able to cope with the depression better than I was.
My husband's appointment for surgery is tomorrow. We will be finding out very soon whether or not he will lose a leg. I am applying for Disabled housing. Family and friends are avoiding me. Now, my only child told me she is moving across country to CA to live with her boyfriend. My opinion of this boyfriend is not good. I have many doubts about him. It is her life and I have to let her go. That is the hardest thing I will ever do. The tears are constant.
I have no doubt that there are others that have faced life changing events soon after surgery. I spend more of my time trying to support my husband and daughter. I can just feel the anger coming up.
I have had 4 back surgeries. Eventually, I will need another neck surgery according to my recent MRI. I am going to put that off as long as possible.
Does anyone have some suggestions on how they cope with everything else plus surgery. All of these changes are out of my control. It's a good thing I don't have a substance abuse problem or I would be in serious trouble.
The sun is shining today and I will go for a walk with my walker and hopefully clear my head a little.