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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 4/22/2010 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
OK, just got back from my second check-up since my surgery, and the Dr said I could go back to work. He said I seemed to be well a head of the recovery curve, and had the paperwork drawn up for me to report back to work.
I asked him if he planned on taking x-rays of my fusion, and he said there was no need to, and that he did not want to submit me to further radiation. I was kinda disappointed, as I really had hoped to see the photos of it.

We also took all of my pain meds, so that he could see that I was not abusing them, and I actually had several Percocet's left over from the last refill. He did say that he would refill them as needed for the next several months,
until the fusion was well on its way. He also asked if I could handle #7.5 instead of the #10's I had been been getting. (Percocet's) No problem! I also brought in 90 of the Oxycontin's in vacuum bags #30's, and told him, that I
prefer not to take them.

He told me that it was perfectly fine to take off the brace around the house, but warned me to make sure that I was very careful, and to make sure I had my feet planted well with each step I took. The brace was still required for work,
and driving or extended walking at this time, but that in about 3months I should be able to take it off completely.

There is no suggested rehab from him other than walking as much as I can stand. I also asked him when he wanted to see me again, and he said there was no need for a follow up appointment, unless I developed a problem.
I thought that was rather odd, but I guess that is a good thing right?

Here is where I thought it was strange!....He asked me what restrictions that I wanted to go back to work with. I asked him to limit me to no bending or twisting, and that no more than 20lbs could be lifted.
He also wrote me a general statement that we needed a Tempur-Pedic bed on a note pad, for medical reasons. We are going to try and write off the new bed on our Taxes. I'm not sure Uncle Sam will let us, but it is worth a try.

So, now it looks like I'm headed back to work, and we will see if I can handle it. I sure hope so! The finances are putting some pressure on us now. Friday, will be my 7th week since the surgery.


SE
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.


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   Posted 4/22/2010 12:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow!...On one hand I am happy to hear that he agrees that you are doing so well...but that is quite odd about the work restrictions and asking you...Dr.s can be so busy that maybe he didn't even look at what you did for a living or remember before your appt. and was thinking regular type job..

I didn't get a follow up x-ray until 6 months later to see how the fusion was going...the one where I got my 'pocket photo x-ray' he did in the OR when I was under to make sure placement of everything was good...

So..I would just make a call to them any time after the 6 mo mark to see if they want to do one or not...They would really only need to do one if you were having lots of extra pain and they thought there was an issue...otherwise..you should be good to go:)

I think you should have no problem with the tax write off..when there is a Dr.s letter..it usually isn't a question...I remember my neighbor when I was growing up actually had the cervical fusion and they got to write off their hot tub!...Insurance is a bit more picky now...haha...but the bed is pretty necessary with lumbar issues/fusions..

I guess it's good that he is making you a participant in your recovery..and letting you dictate what is too much for you..since you seem to be doing so well!

Since you mentioned before about having such a great boss...I would just do what you can each day with the job (desk work, etc) and only put in as many hours as you can...Don't push too hard where it sets you back..

And don't be afraid to take some pain medicine when needed to keep it from getting out of control with ramping up your activity..

Great news Michael!! Big Hugs (())
SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
 
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   Posted 4/22/2010 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks SnowBunny! I wanted to tell you that I had a great time with you yesterday on Koffee Klatch yesterday! You had smoke pouring out of my ears, trying to keep up with you. Lots of fun though! :)

SE :)
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.


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   Posted 4/22/2010 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks!!! I love trying to keep my brain active:) I watch Jeopardy each night too! It's so much fun to play the 'good' mind games....LOL...
SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
 
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005 
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006
 
 


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   Posted 4/22/2010 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   
It sounds good that your ahead of the curve, sounds like he thinks your doing good...
He probably forgot about your neck and is probably hopeing to give your lower back a chance at healing before doing
anything else, so for now just take it easy, don't go back to work with a gungho type hype...I'm going to have to wait probably til
2012 before we get a new bed they are expensive, we did like the sleep number bed but they only warranty the whole bed for
only 2 years then if the motor breaks down it's bad...so the tempurpedic are better with their warranties...
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   Posted 4/22/2010 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
SE,
Please don't take this wrong, but I'm not sure what to say about your doctor allowing you to go back to work this soon, and to ok you for lifting 20lbs (or as Snowbunny said, to ask you to define your own limitations). I hope I'm wrong, but I would really suggest you take care and don't lift anything near 20 lbs.

I believe you had a double fusion (two levels) if I recall your past posts, and that's what I had, and I had a minimally invasive entry, which means there was a lot less post-surgical pain and I never needed a brace, but even when I was allowed to start lifting there was a 5lb. limit for quite awhile. I'm also wondering why he's not even suggesting PT for you - although maybe not yet, but down the road. I know my surgeon saw me for two visits; one at about 6 weeks after surgery, and one after 3 months. He also had me get an x-ray somewhere in that time (can't recall exactly when) to make sure the fusion had started. I also ended up getting an MRI at about the 4 month mark but that was only because I was still having problems. I just wonder why your doctor seems to be discharging you rather early in the process, but again I'm not a doctor. But from what I've read here of others' experiences I found most were pretty similar to mine.

Like Snowbunny said, sometimes these doctors are busy (obviously, they're in surgery - that's their main focus) and I think at one of my follow-ups I saw my NS and one I saw his PA who works directly with him. I wonder if he remembers what kind of work you do. I didn't realize it myself until you posted it in your update thread. All I've ever heard you mention was the photography.

Again, I hope you don't take this the wrong way but you don't want something to go wrong with this major surgery. Better safe than sorry, I think is what I'm trying to say - not trying to be pessimistic.

It is great you're ahead of schedule in your recovery.

PaLady

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 4/22/2010 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Chartreux! Yes, I'm in no hurry for another surgery at this time. Ouch! it hurt! :) The epidural seems to be keeping the pain in check at this time for my neck.

We are still happy with our decision to purchase the Tempur-Pedic bed, but you are quite correct in that they are very expensive.
There are some models that are not as expensive that may suit you very well. We wanted the model that had the Pillow-Top on it (Allure),
and I'm glad we selected it. The motorized unit is pretty nice as well, but in my opinion the vibrator is not needed, but comes as part of the package.

One thing I might mention is that it is true that the Tempur-Pedic tends to sleep warm, but we found a solution for that as well.
"Comfort select" or maybe it is "Sleep Number" makes a mattress cover that has special material that stays cool to the touch. Don't ask me how it works, it just does.
Also, we received the Grand Pillows, and I had doubt's about how much better they are for the money, but we love them as well. Ours came as a supposedly gift with the bed :)

Now is it worth it? I think it is safe to say that maybe we could have gone with a different company and not had to dish out so much money, as there are a lot of mattress makers out there.
All I can tell you is that we love what we purchased. I also know for a fact, that other members here have bought them, and love them as well. PaLady has also made several positive comments on hers,
and trust me, she does her homework as well! :)

SE :)
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.


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   Posted 4/22/2010 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   
PaLady, I take you're comments in a positive light, and actually I agree with you. I'm guessing that part of his decision was that I'm doing so well with the recovery. I myself, think it is way to early to determine how successful my fusion will be.
I think if I had walked in with lots of Post surgery problems and pain, he would have suggested more investigation. Probably a good indication of how well my recovery is doing, is the fact that I have back way off of my pain meds.
Trust me on this, I have a very low tolerance to pain and a very high tolerance to pain meds. I wish this on no one! Not a good thing if you need major surgery! :(

I also told my Surgeon that I have no plans on lifting that much weight when I go back. I explained my relationship with my boss, and that he would look out after my best interest.
It won't be easy to go back to work this soon, and my biggest worry, is getting too tired in an eight hour period.

So, I do agree with you PaLAdy, and I'm sorry that I don't have any good answers for you. I will be careful, as I don't want any repair jobs done on me :)
Man! You should see my scar! It's at least 8" long :(

SE

And Yes!, I was working two full time jobs, and have done so for the last 15yrs, and at times 7days a week just to keep up. I was known as a workaholic around here :)
I'm so glad that I sold the Photography business, as it was just too much for me. We photographed around 7000 children a year. Whew!
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.

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   Posted 4/22/2010 3:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats Michael , I hope all goes well as I'sure your ready to go back to work and if the doctors says its ok just take it slow and easy .Best of luck , go get em' !!! Mikel
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   Posted 4/22/2010 3:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Eagle,

I'm worried about you too! It's been a year and I still have problems since my fusion. I don't lift 20 lbs now!

Please, please, please be careful with your back! I am concerned about you having problems if you do too much.

Perhaps part days to start with???
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   Posted 4/22/2010 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Michael    I'm glad to hear that you're ahead on the healing.  Please do be very careful when you don't have the brace on.  I've never had a fusion on my back, but it does seem really early to be going back to work.  Maybe you could do half days for a while until you have more time to get your further healing and your stamina back.  We're all here to support you my friend, even after you go back to work. 
 
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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 4/22/2010 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Good afternoon Mom! I hear you and PaLAdy. I promise I will be very careful. I tend to agree with PaLady in that I will not know for quite some time if I will have a success. While I'm resigned to the fact that I may never get rid of all my pain, I'm at least hoping the mechanics of the surgery will help. Lets hope that my pain will be kept to a minimum. I like everyone else here hate pain, but may have to face the fact that I will always have to live with some. Right now, I'm keeping my hopes high, but at the same time I try to be realistic about all of it.
I have had a good talk with my boss and he understands my concern, and he too has a wife who had back surgery just a few months ago. We also had another employee in the shop that just had 5 fusions in a row done, and came back to work at the 8 week mark during his recovery. They have accommodated him very well there. He is doing nothing more than pushing paperwork and gopher work for the shop. It's my guess that I will be doing the same thing.

Generation a paycheck again has a lot with my decision to go back as soon as possible. I want to work, and love doing it. I hate sitting at home with nothing to do but watch TV surf the web. I do clean the house and wash cloths though, so that helps me feel useful here.
My wife and I are planning a small trip just before I have to be back to work, and it is very much needed by the both of us. She has been a honey through all of this! :)

SE :)
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.


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   Posted 4/22/2010 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you 9yrsCP! I did think about 1/2 days, but I'm trying to hang onto my vacation, as I have to make it to the 1st of Jan for my renewal of vacation time. I'm down to 2 weeks and that can be tough when you have multiple health problems.
I generally receive 5 weeks a year, and I find the older I get I tend to need it all :)

SE :)


And of course I want to make a trip to see my buddy Pete!
Pete! Get that shark bait ready. I'm not the bait am I? :(
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.


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   Posted 4/22/2010 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
SE,

Congrats on the good progress report. Just be careful to take it easy when you go back to work. You've still got a lot of healing to do.

If you really want images of your back, you might consider asking your surgeon if he has any photos from the surgery, as I know from my internship with a pediatric orthopedic surgeon that orthopedic surgeons usually use fluroscopy throughout the surgery in order to place the hardware correctly. If your surgeon used x-ray guidance, then he should have the surgical photos in your medical record.

Skeye

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   Posted 4/22/2010 8:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Michael , great to hear you're recovering so well, I've been missing a few weeks and its amazing to think in this short time you can be going back to work.

Make sure you pace yourself, don't exhaust yourself or try to lift when you're tired. Be very back/neck aware so your posture stays good. Please look after yourself and listen to yourbody.

But i'm thrilled to think you can be so good and so fast, best wishes, golitho

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   Posted 4/23/2010 3:14 AM (GMT -7)   

Wow, I'm really surprised your doctor is sending you back to work already but I'm sure the two of you will continue to work together to make this a success.  Just be careful to take it easy for awhile.  I felt good after my fusions until I went back to work and found that my body just wouldn't take the bending, twisting, lifting and standing on concrete floors anymore.  I'm also surprised that he isn't doing an x-ray to check your fusion progress.  We'll see how it goes without the brace at home.  Without my brace my side would start hurting while walking and I think that was probably the first indicator that things weren't as good as I thought. 

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you!!!

 


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   Posted 4/23/2010 5:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Luck.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis , spinal blockage ,gerd,gastric ulcer (2008), pernicous anemia , folic acid anemia and gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds: lunesta, prilosec otc, ,reglan,bentyl, ibuprofren,Ultracet, folic acid , b12 injections, zyrtec and benadryl.
 
Just added : folic acid supplement  1 mg a day for the next year and also b12 injections increased to once a month. pernicous anemia and  Folic acid anemia.


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   Posted 4/23/2010 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
  Dear Michael,
 
     Good morning *warm huggs* I am so glad to hear the fantastic news! Youve done a fablous job of taking care of your body and it shows! I hope your first few days back to work go well. I know you are frustraited to no end about being house bound. A man like you likes to be busy and I have no doubt you were close to becomming stirr crazy!
 
     That would be nice if you could write off the bed on taxes. Since you had fusion you should be able to. I have had to write off my medical expenses a few times now aswell. It helps.
 
    If you could just bottle up your strength and drive , it would be worth millions! Hugg your wonderful wife for us. She worked awfully hard too and I know she is your rock and support just as much as she is your soul mate. You are both in our hearts and alway, always in our prayers!
 
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   Posted 4/23/2010 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Silly Eggy!

I am very happy to read your report and to hear you can go back to work. Congratulations!! Just make sure you take care of yourself and don't try to push yourself too hard. Take it easy, okay?

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   Posted 4/24/2010 2:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi SE. I'm so happy that you're recovery is going well! I'm going to start a new thread about beds, because I have some questions.

Hugs,

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   Posted 4/26/2010 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, we took a small vacation this last weekend, so I gave everyone a rest from my posting! :) I did really well, but my feet did swell up quite a bit, from all the walking we did.

We did get to meet up with a friend while we were there, and we also made sure that got to visit with "Privey" on the way home. She is doing well. but she has
some serious health problems of her own. It was wonderful to see one of our members, and I wish we could see them all! :)

I'm still concerned, like the rest of you about going back to work so early. I have never walked that far before, and then when my feet started to swell, it was alarming.
I will be taking it easy this last week that I'm off, and my job for the week is to figure out how to take care of an ingrown toenail that bothers me all of the time. I can't reach the darn thing! :(

I did find out that I don't need the toilet extender anymore, and did just fine without it while on vacation. Driving was not an issue, and we did stop to rest along the 3hr trip.
Once we were there, we no longer needed to drive as all the attractions were right there across the street from our Hotel. Of course I fielded questions about my brace everywhere we went, and I could have worn it underneath
my clothing, but I figured if everyone saw it in plain sight, they would be careful about bumping into me :)

The vacation was just what the Dr ordered for me, and the wife loved it as well. I sure did miss my Tempur-Pedic though! :(

SE :)
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.


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   Posted 4/26/2010 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Mikey, I'm glad you had a swell time doin what ever is was you did? Everyone missed you Mikey, you are quite a celebrity here at H.W. w/ your witty personality and boyish attitude!!!!!!!
I put a big reply on this post the day you left but my comp. crashed and I lost it just as I hit post button! Hate it when that happens! Anyway, I wrote about how I went back to work early (3 weeks post surgery) healing "ahead of the recovery curve" from my cervical fusion but everyone here at H.W. kinda thought it was too soon!
I don't think you were a member of H.W. yet so I don't know if you would remember but after about a week I pulled a "Gigantic Pete." I was in our extra warehouse which didn't have any lights looking for some material to be returned to a vendor and stepped in a big hole in the concrete floor! I nearly passed out from the pain in my neck but was able to shake the stars from my fission only to puke from the pain! That was the begining of the end for Pete's long and storied working life! My know it all surgeon said I was OK after looking at a x-ray and able to continue working! I was in agony and he just kinda brushed me off! Sometimes I really hate doctors! The last time I saw him last June right before leaving work, I said what do I do now??
He said >> Go back to work and tough it out, there's nothing wrong w/ your neck! I couldn't believe my ears! This being said even though I had two other ruptured disks he was
was going to fuse but didn't when the surgery went too long! I said > what about the other disks, the pain is in two different areas than before the surgery, again he just brushed me off! I wanted so much to just punch him right in his Harvard grad / U of Miami nose!!!
This place is supposed to be the best neck injury / parralisis place in the world where Christafer Reeve andNick Baniconi's son were being treated! What the hell???
Anyway sorry to rant but you MUST BE CAREFUL!!!!!! You don't want to end up like Pete! I haven't had a MRI since then and my new doc wants me to get one in the worst way! I will after I get my eye taken care of and my boys leave!
OK Mickly> Taae care my brother w/ a different mother!
Pete

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   Posted 4/26/2010 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Good morning my buddy Pete! :) You know I will heed your wise words, and take it easy when I go back. Let us know about your eye, as it really concerns me and all the members here. I would have thought that when they removed it the first time, it would be gone forever. Give me a few days and I will be right back in the grove here! :)

Take Care my friend! Are you and Dani, going to be able to hook up while she is down there? I'm pretty jealous about it! That will be a swell time, but please take it easy on the poor woman! :) She is our back-up for Koffee Klatch! :)

SE :)
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.


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   Posted 4/26/2010 10:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Mikey, Dani hasn't told me when she's coming down yet???? I want to definitly meet up w/ her! She's the sweetest girl I've ever met on any forum and it would be a big loss if I didn't get to meet her when she's gonna be so close! In my last post, I asked her when she's coming and not to worry about the boys being here> They both love little kids!
Pete
PS> You better be carful "Fat ankles"!!!!

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   Posted 4/26/2010 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I just posted on your other thread. Congrats on going back to work. I am very surprised that he does not have you in PT. I did go back to work very early but with restrictions. No lifting (no more than 5 pounds), no twisting, and no bending. Dr. said I would have these restrictions for 12 months.
It was quiet surprising to see it. The screws and metal looked very large. He will take another one at 6 months to make sure that the bones are fusing. BTW I will be in therapy for two six week sessions.
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