Well, was in surgery for 6 hours on 4 March, had the dynesys system put in & had L 4/5 fusion with decompression. Also had a lot of arthritis scraped off my spine. My surgeon informed me that he couldn't straighten out my spine as well as he wanted to. I was in ICU for 5 days & have to admit, the first 2 days were bad! Time luckily went by fast & I am on the right path in healing.
I was on morphine drip, methadone & percoset. They dropped the morphine when I came home. I had a bit of a allergic reaction to the medical tape & have a few water type blisters.
Called my surgeon this a.m. & he said I can totally leave the dressings off now. Only trouble with this is, now it started to drain. (I know too much info right}?
I will do fine though & between hubby & I we have it all figured out. It's been very rough & I think my case may be a bit different than most who get the Dynesys system but I would do it all again. It's been really rough but my legs, back & feet haven't haven't ever felt this good. I've needed this done yrs. ago.
Good luck to everyone who is about to head down this same road, & I would definately do it all over again.
Good Luck, Janis