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linnryllinnry Posts: 34
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:41 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Cannot talk long Im hurting pretty bad still. Is calf pain normal after this surgery? Am having bad muscle spasms. Called doctor last night and talked to him but I've been walking plenty is this why my calf muscles hurt so bad? I will come back soon when I get this pain under control. Thanks all


  • Sorry to hear you are in pain, but it is expected after cervical fusion, as well as the difficulty in talking. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids and hard candy will help. Bendable straws make it easier to drink. Glad you called the doctor about your calf pain. I'm sure they asked you to watch for redness and increased pain in that area.

    Best wishes,

  • want to thank you so much for the replies. I was so wrong thinking that post surgical pain wouldn't be this bad. It's better yes but still not good. There is no redness on calf/leg girls and ive been up and moving lots. The muscle spasms are hard to take i am on soma and percocet. Just as soon as I don't hurt as bad im coming back to give a full report . Thanks n love yall
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  • so so sorry ya going thru so much pain..
    i pray it gets easier
    good thoughts for you
    neck,bone spurs pain started 04, back issues and fusion l4,l5 06~hardware removed.
    good few yrs. 09 pain sharp, numbness feet,legs, diagnosed fibro, neurop. legs.lung issues.
    daily goal do good thing for someone.
  • So glad to finally be able to update since I've come home. Surgery was on 2/5 and came home on 2/6 around noon. After surgery I woke and was in lots of pain. They didn't give me a pain pump, instead gave me the morphine shots. It seemed like I was under medicated coming out of surgery and was a nightmare for around 3 hours during that time.Finally calmed down from thrashing around in pain and decided to switch to pills around 5 hours after surgery. I thought later it was strange that the morphine shots didn't control my pain as well as the 2 percocets and soma that I switched over to. After this it seemed like pain control got progressively better. I was up walking 5 hours after surgery. Seems like every day gets better pain wise. I am hurting still in shoulder blades, neck and incision site. Taking a shower every evening and for the first time changed my dressing last night. Calf pain that i was complaining about has finally subsided. I'll write more later friends when I can sit longer at computer.
  • hubby called me from work to check on me and i talked to him about it and he's going to be calling the docs office tomorrow.
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