Hello All and good health to you all...or a straight back anyway.
As my title explains ....i am 9 weeks post op from spinal surgery, i crushed my 12th vertebrae so i had a spinal fusion T11 - T13, ive never even stayed a night in a hospital until this accident.
I am 43 years old, male, fairly active but not fit, dont smoke or drink but ive had ankloysing spondylitis for 20 years plus which is controlled by anti inflammitries so back pain is nothing new to me.
Anyhoo my pain has been managed by oxycodndon 20 mg a day.
All well and good so far.
Last week i made the journey back to work, essentially on light duties and since then its been a nightmare with pain and the feeling i just have a massive knot in my back.
All the medical team are very happy with my progress and the rods are looking good etc.
I dont know if this pain is the grin and bear it type that everyone goes through or if i am pushing myself to hard.
Sleep is difficult (but thats been a constant in my life anyway)
I am basically getting home and two hours later either asleep on the sofa or i have gone to bed.
Any advice or just someone to tell me to get my **EDITED** together would be appreciated.
I am normally a positive self starter sort of guy but man alive i am struggling at the moment.
Thanks in advance from Gary in Australia
who will never be allowed near a scooter or a skate park again.
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