Well, today marks the 2 week mark and I am doing really well. I still have pain but it is constantly decreasing over time. Today was the first day that I decided to decrease my meds. I was on:
Baclofen (muscle relaxer) 2x per day
20 mg. Oxycontin slow release tabs 2X per day
5-10 mg. Percocet for break through pain
Tramadol for break through pain
Today, I decided to not take my Oxycontin this morning and just take pain pills as needed during the day so I don't feel so loopy! I ended up taking 2 Methocarbinals (lower dose muscle relaxers), a total of 10 mg (2 sets of 5 mg) Percocets and 1-2 Tramadol for the whole day. It allowed me to work some today which was great too.
I drove for the first time today - not much - just 5 minutes to pick up my daughter and then to 2 banks to drop off deposits. It was a little painful - mostly with the incisions hitting the seat in the back. I felt a minimal amount of pain from moving my feet to drive, mostly just from releasing the emergency break. I definitely won't be driving long distances but at least I can do short ones if I hold off taking any pain meds until I get back. I do okay with Tramadol and driving but not the others.
I haven't been walking as much as I should. It has been hot and I just have been busy doing other things. I need to get back to that. I think I will stick to the treadmill as I almost fell today because I stepped wrong and twisted my ankle, I think I am safer on a treadmill!
My incisions look very healed. My doctor had said it was okay to go back to the pool, so I did - I put two waterproof bandages on just to be safe. I also can take hot baths again!
I did a no-no today, I was feeling really good and needed to get something off the floor and I just didn't think and bent over to pick it up. It was less painful that before surgery, so that is good news but I can't believe I spaced and bent over - hopefully it didn't do any damage. That is the hardest part, as you feel better, you want to get back to life and it is hard to remember you are still healing.
Anyway, this is getting long but I thought I would give my 2 week update.