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At 3 weeks post-op

j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,745
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:58 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I don't think I've ever still been in this much pain. Of course the closest I've had to this much of a invasive surgery was just about 10 years ago. I guess the Older you get, the harder it is to rebound.
And last night while watching t.v. my feet hurt. I looked down at them and I didn't have any ankles. My feet were so puffed up it looked like I had elephantiasis. And that scared the crap out of me. I showed them to my wife and she said she was calling the surgeons emergency line. She got his assistant who said it was from not having enough circulation. She said I needed to walk more. Well the surgeon just said I was walking too much. Which is it??? She said for the time being to elevate my feet higher that my heart.
After 8 surgeries you would think I would have this stuff figured out. But I've found that no 2 are the same! So go figure! :?
Jim
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You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
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  • I was hoping that you'd be feeling a little better than you are now and having all that swelling in your feet and ankles must be be adding to your other pain. You're right, the older we get, the harder it is to rebound.

    Each we have is different, and at 3 weeks out I was just starting to walk outside the house. For the most part, all I did was walk around the house and out on the patio, day and night.

    >:D< >:D< to you Jim and hoping you'll get some pain relief soon.

    Trish











    XLIF L2-4 20.8.15
    ALIF L4/5 2009
    Laminectomy/discectomy L4/5 2008
  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,745
    But I thought I was doing much better at 3 weeks 10 yr.s ago post-op. Have I turned into a sissey or is this pain crap just becomming to much to bear?
    Jim
    Click my name to see my Medical history
    You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
    Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
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  • Hi Jim

    Is the swelling in your feet and ankles improved any?

    Can the doctor help you any more with the pain meds or is what you're on the limit you can have?

    Perhaps you were doing better at the same time 10 years ago, but the surgeon may have had to do more repair work this time.

    Trish











    XLIF L2-4 20.8.15
    ALIF L4/5 2009
    Laminectomy/discectomy L4/5 2008
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