For some reason, last night was the absolute worst night ever. I wouldn't get comfortable, I was hot, then
I was literally shivering and soaked in sweat. This experience is such a roller coaster! Today has been a little bit better, but still hurting a lot. I have to keep reminding myself I'm only 2 weeks out of surgery. I've been having a lot of issues with dry eyes so my doctor is taking me off the oxycontin a little earlier than expected. This is fine with me. I know its supposed to be a LA drug but its highly addictive and can cause seizures coming off it too fast- I know, it happened to me after another surgery so this time I'm weaning slowly over the next 5 days or so. My doctor did warn me that my pain level may be higher the next few days as my body adjusts. I hope its not too bad. anyway, I really hope tonight is better. Blessings to all of those struggling today too.
Severe DDD in S1-T12. 5 disc herniations. 5 compression fractures. Had a 2 level lumbar fusion/decompression on June 12, 2013. L4-5 foraminotomy on Jan 8, 2014, Right SI fusion in Oct 2014. Scheduled for L4-5 fusion to existing fusion on Sept 28, 2015