I just recently went through my 3rd back surgery, which was my second fusion. The microdisectomy that I went through for my first surgery went fine, and I did not have much pain during the recovery phase of my ALIF at l5/s1.I am only 29 years old with 4 kids, and I am worried that I may not be able to do much with them when they get older. It has been only 4 days since I had my posterior fusion, but it seems like I am constantly running a fever ranging from 99 to 100.2 degrees. I did not have the best experience in the hospital this time as well. They only kept me there for one night, and that entire night I did not have one nurse come and check on me or give me pain meds. When I went through my ALIF they had me hooked up to a pain pump and I was constantly being checked on. But this time, I had to try and get a hold of the nurse to get my meds. I had pushed the button to get the nurses attention, but it ended up going to the hospital operator and they had to find the nurse. After all of this I find out that I am having some trigeminal heart arythmia that they found during the surgery. Evidently my heart is beating too fast even during relaxation. It averages around 114 beats per minute while laying down. I am on new meds for this, but this also has me worried. My blood panel ended up showing that there is no reason for my heart to run like this. But, back to my back. Should I be worried about the slight fever that I am running, or should I get a hold of someone as soon as possible? I know that this surgery creates a lot of stress on my body, and this could cause a fever. I just need some advice to help me with this since I do not know anyone that has been through anything like this.
Thanks for your time. :S