I had a microdiscectomy on Monday (4 days ago). I had been experiencing insanely bad pain in my hip, leg, ankle and foot. I had a terrible time with pain management and they kept increasing my dose of opiates and I am now on morphine and dilaudid.
Since the surgery, the incision site was very painful the first day but since then it has been extremely manageable. However, the nerve pain I had the surgery for is STILL THERE. I have heard people say it will go away but I'm terrified!
I have twin 7 month old babies so it's very very difficult to be in bed all of the time. I am trying to follow exactly what they tell me to do, but I'm not sure if I'm doing it right.
- Is turning my head to look behind me twisting?
- Is squatting all the way down to get into the lower freezer OK? (I kept my back straight)
- Is it OK to turn one of the babies around while I am laying down? (They are both 15lbs) I am not picking them up...
- Is it ok to stand and feed a bottle to one of the babies for 10 min?
I'm sure there are so many other things... I just don't have much pain from the surgery and can't tell if it's because I'm on a lot of medication or that the terrible pain from the nerve is competing with the surgery pain. Then I am achy all over and can't tell if it's normal or if I've hurt myself.
"Someone clearly stepped on a crack"