Hello everyone, Lynn here. I am back to work this week. Started Monday with limitations of no lifting more than 10 pounds, no pushing of pulling. Dr said to be sensitive to straining my neck & shoulder muscles, give it time to heal because most who try to do too much & not follow Dr's orders are usually the ones who end up damaging the disc aboe or below the fusion, or possible the screws that hold the plate in place. So...... I am trying very hard to follow his orders but am feeling guilty that I am not pulling my weight at work..... Trying to get over myself:)
I am putting in 11-12 hour days trying to learn my new store( I was promoted & am relocating/living in a hotel for now) Am having a problem with pain mgmt & some swelling in the area where the fusion is. Anyone think that's the norm or should I call my Dr on the swelling & pain?