I am having a Lumbar Spinal Fusion soon and wondered if anyone has had major back surgery before with young children at home? I'm looking for tips/advice on preparing my kids (ages 4, 7, & 9) and home for my recovering period.
I've had two discectomy surgeries in the last 3 years so I'm not completely blind to the aftermath…but I know the fusion makes the discectomy look like 'child's play' and the recovery from each can't be prepared.
Remember any "Wish I would've known this before" moments or "things you weren't prepared for"? Anything help keep the house and kids organized…and all of the different people coming in to help?
I'm a school teacher having to go on disability for the remainder of the year, and I do have family that can help out when needed. I just know that there are things NOT on the standard checklists on websites that moms need to know.
I appreciate any advice or suggestions you can give me. Thank you SO much!!!!!