Ok, I've done this before. I think I wiped out my history when I reset my password, but will update it again.
Anyway, I'm one week post-op L3/4 fusion/lami/decompression and wow how have I forgotten how painful this recovery is. Yeah, the surgical site's a big problem, but these nerves...WOW! I'm still on the walker, left leg issues mostly, and I'm totally numb on the front of my left leg, mostly my shin.
Some of my skin hurts to just touch it, it's that sensitive. Like sitting on a cold toilet seat...Ouch! It's amazing the toll this is taking, the amount of meds I'm on, including Peri-Colace for the obvious reasons - yep, still problems with that too.
Thank goodness I have a great caretaker, but don't underestimate recovery or the absolute blessing of having someone there to help for a while when you get home.
Oh, my, I don't remember it being this difficult last time. Maybe it's like childbirth where the good Lord lets you forget quickly so you'll have another. Whateeeeevvvvvvveeeeeerrrrrr....I'm fried, done, get me out of this eternal he--!
Ah, I think I feel better now, at least until the middle of the night when round 18 begins. Aaaaargh!