HI all..new here on the forum. My husband just had a 2 level from L3-4 and L4-5 fusion with 4 cages and grafts, 6 screws and 2 rods. He was in surgery for 8 hours (face down obviously) and woke up with severe pain on his chest, and both legs. I think it's called erythema. He's 4 weeks out and home recovering, but the pain is still unbearable. Has anyone experienced this?
Also - he woke up with all his Biceps gone! They were quite large from years of construction. His arms like pudding now. He has lots of problems also trying to his arms above his head and holding onto cups, etc. He has NO upper strength.
Just wondering if anyone has experienced this and how long it took for it to all come back.
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