Re your question about the weather affecting our pain levels----you be it does!
We, too, are having a rainy, damp, humid few days...& I am miserable! Everything aches, throbs, etc....the surgery site is "darkly" painful and all my joints hurt. And my implant area is driving me nuts!!! Just a block in there of achy, soreness that was not this bad last week when it was sunny,mild & less humidity.
So yes, I think we can throw out our barometer---from now on, I told my husband, "just ask me if a storm is coming!" Anti-imflamatory meds can help, but my doc said not yet for me, as the inflamation in the fusion area helps fuse. So I think once I can start taking Advil or asprin again, that will help, too. I am showing x-ray signs of a starting fusion, so I don't want to jeopardize anything....just will sit on my heating pad or use my ice packs & be glad we are moving towards SUMMER and warmer, healing weather!
Have a less-painful day today, hopefully! If not, maybe the wind will blow this stuff out & you'll feel better tomorrow---there is ALWAYS hope!
~Lakeside (right on Lake Michigan, which is beautiul but not helping me today, haha!) Except it looks so lovely!
Nov. 06-- Lammy @ L4, removal of spinal cystic tumor @ L4/5(benign)
Dec. 06--Re-operation for post-surgical spinal fluid leak. 2nd surgery complications includied sciatic nerve damage & radiculopathy in R leg/foot, increased instability (grade 1 spondy, 17%), epidural scar tissue binding nerve roots, damaged facet joints & DDD @ L4/5.
Jan. 08--PLIF fusion/discetomy surgery with pedicle screw instrumentation @ L4/L5, another lammy (@ L/5 this time) & bone marrow harvest from left iliac crest for packing bone around disc cages after discectomy @ L4/5. OW!!!