Hi to all that are recovering from Spine surgery,
I had my Min. invasive TLIF surgery on 5/27/15. I am currently 1 week post-op. I was prescribed Percocet(e.g. Oxycodone 5 mg/Tylenol)l and valium for pain control. However, I am trying to hold off on taking the Percocet during the day. My question is it okay to take regular extra strength Tylenol during the day and use the Percocet prior to bedtime?
Also, wondering if Calcium and Vitamin D will assist with the success of the bone fusion? I do take a multivitamin. I know Calcium + Vit D can cause constipation but I am not experiencing constipation any more.
Also, my back incision which is around 2-3 inches long is healing well, a little red and itchy, has anyone else experienced this during the healing process at 1 week postop? I get my sutures out Monday, thank god. My neurosurgeon wants me to keep the incision dry and open to air.
**Let me know if anyone has feedback on these questions.