Yes , the rain does seem to make the stiffening worse and increase my pain levels. Walking, for the first few days is going to make it seem like the pain levels are increasing, in fact, they probably will, but push past it, and keep walking. If you need to cut, it back to 5 minutes two or three times today, but still walk some.....it does get better, but this is the hard part about back surgeries. Your back muscles have been cut, and they are rebelling big time, both because they were cut, and also because you haven't really used them since you had the surgery, so they are screaming, don't make me do this.....but you have to.....
I remember crying, sobbing in fact, many times post op....I had no idea how painful it was going to be....I do understand, in fact many of us do, of exactly how you are feeling......
Hang in there.
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.