Hi everyone, I havn't been here for a while and just wanted to check in. I seem to have hit the magic number 13 weeks!!! For the first time, I am glad I had this huge surgery and I consider myself a success! I am sleeping better, not waking up every hour to toss and turn due to pain, and most mornings wake up in the same position I fell asleep in. A huge improvement for me. I also am more active, for the first time, I can go hours without being aware of my pain. I am down to 4 norco a day and 1 ambien at night and am back at work, 30 hours a week. I still have a hard time sitting, I think that will take many more weeks, so I just stand or lay down. It isn't perfect, but a huge improvement. I want to thank everyone who encouraged me when I was sad and down, you really helped me get through the worse part. This was a very serious, difficult surgery and recovery, but finally now I can see light at the end of the tunnel. By the way, I am taking it easy, I know I still have several months to finish fusion and healing. No lifting, skating etc., but life is much better!!! There is hope for all of us!!!
Take care everyone, and may we all continue to improve!!