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Hello to everyone

Hello new here today.  I'm Julie.  I Just had a spinal fusion on the 18th of this lovely month of May. It is a L2-L3 fusion and L4-L5 spinal decompression. Hoping to talk to a few with the same procedure done. Also I'm 46 and this is my first back operation. I had rotoscoliosis, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, a buldging disc, a cyst within my spine, a couple other things that i really can't think of bc they're really hard to spell, but i was in constant pain daily and had the mobility of an 80 year old person.  I hope all are healing well. 
A little about me after surgery......
I'm having a little problem with one of my incisions leaking. I went to the ER they did a swab is going to take 3 days to get results.  It's clear pinkish brown, non smelling. But still worries me. Plus my right leg sometimes I feel like I have shooting muscle pulled on the inside of where my knee bends up to my thigh. I've been watching for swelling,  hot area, or deep redness and see none of those.  I also keep monitor my temp. The ER started me on bactrim as precaution.  I see my Dr/Surgeon/Specialist this Thursday for my first after surgery visit. Hope to talk to some be people. Have a great day!


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