Ok, so I will be 3 weeks post op tomorrow. My original surgery was for a L3-S1 fusion with pedicule screws. Once inside, turns out I had a tear in the covering of my nerves which was leaking spinal fluiud out for who knows how long and was probably the reason I had bad headaches for so long. They fixed that then found out my disks were mush and useless and my bones were way to soft. My NS ended up having to take all three disks out and had to put a full cage in instead.
So my husband keeps telling me that I had a much more major surgery than planned and that I am trying to do to much and be super hero with my pain meds. I am cutting them down and going as long as possible before taking any. That usually backfires on me though, and I end up in worse pain. I just feel like I should be doing more than I am. I feel good and I am doing so much better than I thought and hate being on lockdown. I just saw my NS and he said for the next 8 weeks nothing But walking. No PT at all. I see a lot of people on here are in PT pretty quickly. I also wonder if I'm trying to wean my pain meds to quickly?
I am on 15mg of oxycodone every 4-6 hours but I usually try to go 8 hours or more if I can . I hate feeling so useless and having my husbsnd do everything.
so of course I am comparing myself to everyone else trying to convince myself that I should be farther along...........and I am venting. Any thoughts?