I had a surgery in July 2011 that had me under for 11 hours and left me unable to walk but 1-2 steps before sinking to the ground. I had a pedicle subtraction osteotomy in January 2012 lasting 9 hours. I only tell how long because I wonder if now in December 2012 if the anesthesia could still be causing severe fatigue.
I can do two PT sessions, about 1/2 hour, and I take two walks, one 35 working to 45 minutes and the other 20-25 minutes. About an hour after the second walk in the day I struggle to stay awake and always lose. I am on OxyContin 80 mg twice a day, Percocet, Valium for breakthrough and Celebrex. I am physically in bed about 14 hours a day since my back can't stand to be up any longer. I often do stay up to 3-3:30am but then I sleep until 11:00am.
I hate that I can do so very little with my life, but if I do more, I need more breakthrough meds. And the little I do makes me need to sleep from 2-5 hours in the recliner laying as far back as possible.
Has anybody else experienced being very tired so far from surgery? If so, how long before it wen away? Thanks in advanced.