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SP L4-S1 instrument fusion , TLIF L4/5, decompression bilateral L4-S1 on 8/4/15

RaregemRRaregem Posts: 4
edited 08/09/2015 - 11:26 PM in Recovering from Surgery
hi. i'm new here. at home now. my surgery went well. all of my radicular symptoms resolved with surgery. just in a lot of pain from the surgery itself. what a process it is to get out of bed, i am learning to appreciate the daily victories. i'm a healthcare professional and have learned that we do indeed make the worst patients!!! i have a long road to recovery and i am not patient with myself at all. any advice on not going stir crazy???

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  • RaregemRRaregem Posts: 4
    edited 11/02/2015 - 4:45 PM
    I was doing well. Lately I've been experiencing some symptoms in my left leg and back spasms when I lay down. Getting frustrated because I am not allowed to really stretch out or lift yet. It returned when I returned to work on my 3 10 hour days. I probably should be off more but cannot afford it. Mentally frustrated and scared. My patience has worn a bit thin. I know that time is a factor in the healing of the fusion. The last thing I want is for it to fail. Any advice would help to find my lost patience???
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