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Finally Home!

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:30 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Just wanted to let everyone know I'm home and doing better. There are still a few problems to work out, but things seem to be going ok :S
I am on Neurontin, Valium, Dilaudid, and Bactrim.
Can't sit for too long, but I wanted to post, and let everyone know how much all the prayers and thoughts have helped. It is a huge relief to know there are ohers who uunderstand.
I've wound up having 3 surgeries in the past 3 weeks, so I am definitely wore out. (|:
Thank you to everyone for all the suppport!!!!!! :D


  • Take care of yourself and come back with your success story in a few years! ;)

    Hope you can get some rest.
  • Good to hear you are at home Kim, and hopefully on the way to recovery. I had the same level fused exactly a year ago yesterday (with posterior approach) and you have no idea how much better I am than I was a year ago. I am almost 100% better, so you see, there is hope for you too. Just be very careful what you do and how you do it. At first sitting is quite challenging, for a while I was only allowed to sit for 25-25 minutes at the time, than I had to get up and walk around. I had an egg-timer with me all the time, because as I was feeling better, I forgot to get up, especially if I was working at my computer. By the way, at first the only comfortable chair I had was my computer chair.

    Wishing you the best for your recovery,

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  • Thank you for the kind words. Everything said is a big help. I am so glad ther are people like yopu out there to help when it is needed >:D< O:) B) =D>
  • Hi Kim

    Good that you're home now and starting to feel a bit better. I haven't had that many spinal surgeries in such a short time, so can't begin to know how you've been feeling. Like so many here say - one day at a time.

    Take care.


    XLIF L2-4 20.8.15
    ALIF L4/5 2009
    Laminectomy/discectomy L4/5 2008
  • That sounds like a rough ordeal you went through. It's great you're back home. I hope you now are starting to recover. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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  • LizLiz Posts: 8,835

    I am glad to see you are home, sorry to hear you have had such a rough time with surgeries, it is a lot for you to endure in such a short time.

    Wishing you a speedy recovery

    Liz tc

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • Hope everything goes good from here on out....take it slow(I have trouble doing that),but I know it's a must do.I had a Plif about 3 weeks ago L2-L3.I still feel like I was hit by a truck. Take Care Sagehen
  • Kim -

    I hope your recovery from here on out is normal and successful. Take care of yourself and let the healing begin.

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