Saw my surgeon this past week. He says that everything is in its place, but not much bone. Just a little fuzzy around the screw heads mostly. I got my Bone Growth Stimulator the next day and hope it works. I don't go back until Dec 23 so maybe by then I will have some bone. He wants all his patients to wear it 4 hours a day. That is so much easier to do Monday - Friday. I don't do so much during work, but Saturday and Sunday I have LOTS to do here.
He said the pains I am having are normal and that he also feels that I am probably doing more than I should, but that he didn't see any indication that I am messing the back up. He also admitted that my other arthritis is not doing anything to relieve pain. Also said in a perfect world I could take medical leave and rest when I hurt, but the world is far from perfect. At the rate the economy is going I will retire for good when I can't fuss at kids any more.
Still have some emotional moments, but the school jailer can't cry during the day. Have LOTS of hurt in my back. To me pain is sharp - like a cut - but sometimes hurt can seem almost that strong. I ice at least 2 -3 hours a night and that does the most (well, along with Vicodin).
Haven't been on as much since school started. Hope all are doing better or at least no worse. Sometimes that is what we hope for.
Will try to check in more often, now that my computer at work is up and running better.