I am having some difficulties with sleeping... can't get comfortable in bed... tried pillows, no pillows, back, side. I am so frustrated and tired.
I had TLIF L4-5/S1 fusion have screws and rods on Oct. 7th. I am doing great. Some problems when I over do, have a pain in the butt and tingling down left leg. Walk around and it goes away. I have cut down on my pain meds. I am walking 1/2 mile or so a day.
So why am I depressed other than walking I am SCARED to death to do ANYTHING. I am afraid that if I sit on the couch I will twist something getting up. If I sit in some other chair besides a straight chair I am afraid of getting up.
I am really and truely scared to do anything. I have discussed this with my doctor and he says as long as I feel good do it, as long as I don't BLT. So what doesn't include bending, lifting and twisting? I have an e-mail in to my doc to give me a definative answer.
My husband makes me get out of the house every couple of days. He will entice me to one of my favorite resterants.
I know that everyone recuperate at different rates. But is anybody else so scared they don't want to do ANYTHING till they are fused. That takes what 6 months to a year???
I want to feel confident to do things! Any suggestions?