Now that the family and travel issues are a thing of the past #:S Im just curious about a few of my recovery symptoms. I am nearing three weeks post op L4-S1 fusion
I dont visually swell, I never have and I dont bruise real easy so its hard to tell if I am injured or if something is wrong. When I blew out my knee it didnt swell at all, and after surgery on my knee I had no swelling, nor did I swell after wisdom teeth, and barely bruised after this fusion. So like I said its hard for me to judge.
My forward ROM is aweful, I am so stiff it feels like I had the strongest rubber band possible attached and it just wont bend forward very well (i am still on BLT restriction but this is ridiculous on forward motion)
Second I feel like I am now a Transformer. When I stretch,like arching my back with arms over head or move its like my back could change into a car. Its like I feel the hardware. Am I feeling it or am I feeling inflamation. Does that feeling go away?
Any input would be great, I dont know really what to expect and feeling like a giant lego isnt something I am used to. thanks alot