Hello Vitalspring! You posted a question on 4-24-2010, and received several replies to your question, but we never heard back from you.
Your question today is about
the swollen feet and ankles. I'm not sure if this is common, but I did indeed suffer from this, and so did a buddy of mine who had the same fusion surgery.
She probably needs to get off of her feet and elevate them for a while, like a couple of days. If the condition persist, then by all means go and see a DR.
It is very important to remember, that it will take several months for that type of surgery to heal. If she is doing too much, I'm afraid that she will be sorry in the long run.
Recovery with this surgery is nothing to play with at all. Tell her to take it easy.
Also, is she still taking pain meds? If so, that may make her feel much better than she really is. Be careful for Pete Sake!
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion L4-L5,L5 S1 March 5th 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.
Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 5/2/2010 10:01:02 AM (GMT-6)