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1mo 4days post op PLIF L5-S1

Well i must say i am doing really good the first month was hell with nerve pain and stomach upset from 10mg OxyCodone which got lowered to .5mg. Was put on Lyrica last Thurs 75mg 2x day the first nite i Was so messed up stoned unstable ulmost fell, so hubby said this is once a day til i am home 24hrs. Started 2xs on May 4 Was very emotional depressed May 5 first thing in the morning but that cleared up by mid morning. The rest of the day I felt good. Actually walked 6x. 9min walks
Today May 6 i had a date and my first adventure out of house and neighborhood. It was marvelous fantastic had breakfast at whole foods. The fresh fruit tasted so incredible then we went to the bank. I have walked again the long loop in my neighborhood the app says I walked .62mi. Just does not seem that far
Mahalo for all the great advice and encouragement thru this journey of hopeful pain relief
Fell 11ft 2007 numerous fractures broken arm, 4 head bleeds.
Nerve blocks, tried stimulator, acupuncture, massage, numerous injections, nerve blocks. Ect. Vitamins
2011 laminectomy, april 4. 2014 Fusion l5-S1. PLIF


  • Glad to hear you are feeling well, are you still feeling well? I find on days I feel better the next is bad, even when I've done nothing extra.
    I saw my doctor this morning, nerve pain was in full strength while I was there, now I'm on 3600 mg of Gabapentin thruout the day.i hate being on that much of the stuff as it causes bad, rapid weight gain and well you feel a little loopy but I will do anything to fight this nerve pain. My incision and my back itself rarely bothers me.

    Hope you have had more successful outings!
    Laminectomy of L1-6,S1 and Dynamic Stabilization L2-5 done April 2nd,2014
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