It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
Quick Start Forum Video Tutorial
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published , your email address is available to anyone on the internet , including hackers.
All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test
The main site has all the formal medical articles and videos for you to research on.
Data Entry Job – SCAM!
We are aware that someone out there is using our CEO’s name and our company name to “recruit” people for a data entry job. It is a fake. Please do not give them any of your personal information. We are not now, nor have we ever, had data entry positions available.
? blood work as part of follow up visit
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....