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When does your energy return?

I'm 4 months post op from l5s1 fusion and am still so tired. Went back to work for 6 weeks and couldn't handle the workload, stress, or sitting so i had no choice but to resign in order to focus on my health. I can return when I'm better but now I'm wondering when that would be. I'm 52 and otherwise in good health. I've never experienced such low energy in my life. Anyone else feel the same or have any input?


  • I had the same surgery, and I didn't go back to work for 4 months, and that was part time. The meds are what exhaust me. I am still on some 2 years later, and just recently started having to use 5 hour energy to get through the day. I also take magnesium, potassium, fish oil and vitamin c.

    My thyroid took a dive during that time also, and am on Synthroid for that. You might have some blood work done.
  • DanielCDanielC Posts: 155
    edited 04/09/2015 - 5:29 AM
    I guess you should have your blood checked to see if something is missing.
    If you sleep and eat well and exercise you should feel just fine. Do you exercise? Walking, swimming, stretching? I am 6 weeks post op and my energy levels and stamina are slowly getting to where they used to be.
  • I had some blood work done this past week and am waiting for results. I also started hemorrhaging from a uterine fibroid and that might be part of it. The GYN said the stress from the surgery could cause hormones to get out of control. Now on top of everything, I'm pumped full of hormones to stop the bleeding and facing a likely hysterectomy. The fun never ends :)
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