I have just had second spinal fusion next vertebrae u p plus decompression and bone graft for fusion
I had very little information about how to manage post -operatively
I was on morphine and gaberpentine after the op and have reduced this - not sure if some post -symptoms were due to the morphine- I have muzzy head, mental confusion,pain over the eyes difficulty concentrating and confusion, sleep badly and wake with pain in head as well Eyes hurt no physio started. chest discomfort, hard to breath in.
Have had severe constipation also and stomach bloating and discomfort
pain in let leg and hip where graft taken from - surgeon said this was due to overstretching the nerve and would subside
pain in buttocks like broken glass, and pain in tailbone
I have difficulty mobilising ( only instruction "to mobilise as tolerable") cannot take on household tasks cooking etc Pain on sitting for more than half an hour, pain on getting to feet and standing, pain on walking - not sure whether to push through pain and keep moving or only move as tolerable This is 6th week and I see the surgeon next week What should I be asking him?
I am 72 diabetic, good HALBC reducing weight ( lost 10 kg before op and going down) I am very fatigued, bored, .groundhog day mentality, cant face going out lost interest in everything depressed, using walker and table walker, bad tempered
Any comments welcome