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Having a bad day - 3 weeks post op

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,322
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:24 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi All,

My turn to vent. X( sorry.

I was doing sooo well. I am 3 weeks, 2 days post revision PLIF, replaced pedicle screws, decompression and interbody spacer taken out.
This is my 3rd op. Helped massively as i know what to expect, pain control , when to lie down, how to move, when to quit and give in....The battle with the shoe-laces still makes me smile. ;)

I am back on my hot water bottle full time.

I managed to reduced my analgesia to half what it was pre-op. Am walking down my road (small road) every day but get the expected twinges, groin and buttock pains.

Had first physio session 2 days ago, all ok. In fact, better than expected.

BUT TODAY! BOY! I ache. Ache. Can barely stand up hurts so bad.

My leg is still very numb, get icy horrible sensations in that, falling over it too. In fact, I fell over a dangling electric cord at the weekend because I never felt it against my leg...dangerous.

Not done anything naughty, namely (mopping, hoovering, lifting etc) but feeling very scared, naturally.

Is this normal?? ARGH!
I am so being careful, positive, little bit every day but never expected this. :''(


  • OOH. Sorry to hear you're having a bad day.

    Hopefully it's just a combination of the physio and cruddy weather?

    Hope you feel better soon!

  • its a beautiful day! ;)

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  • aww r u r in so much pain, maybe it is the physio....i hope it gets better and soon,
  • say a four letter word here.....time. Just give it some time.
  • You may be feeling pain from the PT session. On the day after my first session I was saying how amazed I was that I did not ache from using muscles I had not used much in several weeks. Hah! The next morning I woke up and thought I had been hit by a truck - I ached everywhere! Same thing after my 2nd session - two days later I hurt all over. So - I hope that is all it is for you!
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  • So sorry that you are hurting! You have been such a positive support person here for so many of us. We all have days when we want and need to vent. That's what we are here for! Lots of hugs to you today. >:D< >:D< >:D<
  • Thank you and I do hope you are right.

    You can't help but get worried tho.
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