Hi all fellow back surgery friends! My name is Lindsay.
I had my surgery July 3rd. 3 days before my 30th birthday! That's how bad I wanted to get better. I am now 9 weeks post op. I felt better for a good couple of weeks. I went to my friends birthday party and hung out with my other friends. I did wash and cleaned. But not bending or lifting. I would drag the basket. Now in the past week, I feel like I felt the first week after surgery. My back is killing me. Maybe I am doing to much, but I'm so tired of sitting around.
I do take pain meds Oxycontin but all they do is put me to sleep. I also take Valium for a muscle relaxer. What does everyone else take? I'd definitely like to try to change these meds, because I'm so tired of sleeping. Also any tips would be wonderful.
I am going back to the Dr in October to get a Xray, see how everything is going, and see my screws. Hopefully then I can begin physical therapy.
As I said please any tips and any help would be appreciated! Thank you!