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I am a newbie that had back surgery 2 weeks ago

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edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in New Member Introductions

I had a spinal fusion performed 2 weeks ago. I am 33 and I have 4 kids, a business and am studying. All of this has been put on hold while I recover. I am getting very bored and frustrated with feeling so useless.

I would love to speak to people that have been or are in a similar situation to me

Other than that HELLO :H


  • Hi and welcome to Spine Health. This is a great place to never be alone, no matter the time of day or night. We all understand and all of us wear the "been there done that t-shirt".

    So come on in.

  • Hi Frenzied, welcome to SH! You will find this is a wonderful place for information, venting, and support. I had a PLIF L4-5 4 weeks ago. I am driving now, short trips when I'm not on meds, and doing a few things around the house. Each week gets a little easier physically, but I know I have been feeling very down in the dumps lately. I think all the visitors, help, and attention the first 2 weeks is gone, and now there is just life, and boring and restricted at that. Anyways this is a great place to get uplifted and talk about your frustrations. Fusion recovery is a long road, I am living that for sure. We need to stay positive and focus on doing our job of recovering by doing everything our doctors said and taking the best care of our bodies as possible. You are not alone, hope to hear from you and see you around SH. Send me a PM anytime, Sue
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  • hiya
    Welcome to spine health, If you get chance come in to the chat room, the people on here are very supportive x

    angie x
  • Thank you for your welcome everyone, I was just saying to my husband that it is lovely to speak to people that are going through the same processes
  • >:D< I am quite new here too, and this site is the best ever, its a relief to speak to people who understand what we are going through . Its just sometimes in life it gets a little frustrating when talking to doctors. Again welcome. >:D<

    angie x
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  • You will find lots of members here that have had fusions. Good luck in your recovery.
  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i wish you the best of luck on your recovery! please follow the doctor's orders!! the forum is open 24 hours so check in anytime you feel alittle bored! good luck! Jenny :)
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