I am 9 weeks post op 360 L4-5 fusion with decompressions at L4, L5 and S1.
I was wondering is anyone has had follow up blood work after fusions. I kind of remember at the hospital the attending doc to have blood work to rule out ?------tyroid syndrome that can happen after major surgery. It isn't written down.
I haven't thought much about it with all the other issues (follow ups w/surgeon, pain magment, ilio-inguinal nerve issues, PT, funeral, etc). But this week, I am just exhausted. I have slept so much, and could sleep much more, but I force myself to get up and join the world! But, I am just so tired!
I have been trying to force myself to go walk in the pool and I can't get the umph..
I know the easy answer would be to make an appointment with my endocrinologist. But, his office is so far away, with major freeways to get there. I may not ready to drive on freeways yet. My hubby has resumed his traveling and is generally gone during the week.
Just wondering if this sounds familiar to anyone or if others have had blood work after fusion to check various levels.
It seems as if I would be building endurance....