I am 2 weeks post op today from my posterior discectomy/laminectomy with s1/l-5 stabilization and fusion of l-5/l-4 using auto-graft bone and Dyneses hardware. I am doing really well. I had my 23 staples out today and things are going well. I forgot to ask my NS about the change I have had in taste. Ever since surgery everything including what I drink tastes off to me. I was wondering if this is a side effect of my meds? ( I'm on 20 mg perc ev. 6 hours and flexeril 3x a day) At first I thought it was the thrush I developed after coming home but that is long gone and I still can't taste well. Any thoughts?
I'm not terribly worred about it, heck it might help me eat less and drop a few of these pounds that I picked up while having a bad back.