L4/5 and L5/S1 decompression, interbody fusion, bone graft, degen disc disease.surgery 13/2/12.
6 screws and 2 60mmrods
OK post op , am i expecting too much ?? its 5 weeks and i am doing my walks BUT i do find discomfort and at surgery sight its like a brick. Any sudden movement hurts , stepping up and down a gutter etc. I sleep on my side with a pillow BUT any turning is painful as is laying flat on my back. I had radiculopathy prior to surgery and now i have feeling but the muscle is way sore my toes feel weird and whole leg feels weak and i get spasms/cramps. I still cant dry myself after a shower and manage a few things dressing IF sitting.
I am still on oxycontin twice a day and have tried to skip day tab but regret it and cant cope.
A day out is going for a coffee then helping my partner with grocery shop , after this i am exhausted.
I get a lot of strain along the right side of scar , the GP says its muscle. Also whilst i sit here my leg has pins and needles.
Think it will be all worth it long term but have anxiety and depression by feeling useless.
Work is also hanging over my head it workers comp and i work in a shoe store where i have to bend , lift ,push compactus, fit shoes etc , i cant put my own shoes on so how does one fullfill there job??