I don't know if this has happened to anyone else, I suspect it has - I have scoliosis and am scheduled for fusion surgery on Feb. 24th. I am going to have it in 2 separate
operations, the first anterior and they will do the discectomy then and about 5 days later the posterior surgery. I am in considerable pain but not really what I would say is unbearable pain. I've just been home taking it very very easy and waiting for February. Today when I woke up I was aware that my back did hurt more than usual. I took pain medication and it was better. My husband and I went out for dinner and then to the grocery store. I don't go out very often. Toward the end of the grocery shopping I told him I needed to get home that my back was really killing me - so we came home. He was putting the groceries away and I went in the bedroom to get a blanket out of the closet, I was going to lie down on the sofa and watch t.v.
I picked up the blanket and the next thing I knew, I was thinking to myself, I'm falling down. I knocked over a chair and fell up against the night stand. I did land on my hands and I didn't hit my head or anything - but I think as much as I can think about it - it seems like my legs just kind of buckled and I tumbled down. I might be more sore tomorrow and I will call the doctors office on Monday but I hope this doesn't start happening. Has this happened to anyone? It kind of scares me because I'm alone a lot - my husband has to work a lot of hours and the last thing I need is to start falling - I didn't trip over anything - I just plain - fell down. My next door neighbor has my key and she said she will keep her phone with her and I should keep my phone with me whenever I get up. Has this happened to anyone? I'm sure it has. - Susan