I had a spinal fusion (L4-L5-S1) and decompression on March 25th after being in pain (on and off) for about 4-5 years.
Surgery went OK although a few complications (pneumothorax and chest infection) gave me high fever and made me stay in the I.C. unit for several nights.
I am now back at home and the recovery can start.
I must admit recovery is very hard for me. There is hardly anything I can do on my own.
I am on Pregabalin and Oxycontin which make me fly all day long
Today I went out for the 1st time after surgery and I was feeling crap.
I am afraid of the crowd and can hardly walk. Must walk strange because everyone was looking at me.
Anyone going through the same at this moment?