I am now 9 weeks post revision feel better. My tablets work about 50% of the time which is a lot better than before.
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My range of movement has improved subtly but I am still heavily reliant on my medication. I know when it is due alright. Sometimes I am upping my doses but not like before.
I still have numb, heaviness in legs and some spasms and back pain.
My capabilities are low. If I push out to do anything I get a bout of pain again so I am restricted to limited (nil) activity.Sitting 15 mins, standing I hate, walking about 15 mins. Lifting - not much.
So what you think? Mentally I am very well. I've been given steriods (The facial hair is the give a way!)and wonder where I'll be when they wear off. I think I have a good attitude. I know alot has to do with attitude and expectations but I am not sure what to think now. I have nerve irritation going on and not sure if it is good or bad!
I was swimming - lovely but feel the dressing / undressing too much is not good.
I don't feel able to cope with work yet. Until I can get through a normalish day at home without aggravating my pain.
Stability wise - I feel better on that front - no more urges to bind myself up with plaster and tape!!
Comments really appreciated. Thanks.
It is a lonely road sometimes and your shared experiences really help me put things in perspective.