I had a 12 level spinal fusion 3 weeks ago. Just came home from hospital & would just like to hear from anyone who has had similar. I am in lots of pain still and tire so easily. I just dont know what to expect as time goes on and what goals i should be hitting etc with regards to recovery. Basically just hungry for info. I am male, 33 yrs old and had it to correct shearmanns disease, similar to scoliosis , as the pain and discomfort was just causing me misery. I have found it hard to get info on my situation so it would be great to connect with anyone, i would really appreciate it.
My days at present is i sleep in a recliner as i cant get into bed or lie comfortably, i wake up , have shower and get my pain meds into me as mornings are hellish. I then go for a walk (shuffle ) for around 30 mins as directed then sit down again.Throughout the day i sit and take pain meds while doing small stretch exercises, little walks etc but am exhausted & in pain after only 15mins of any activity. How long will this go on for? Anyway, any feedback would be great