Hey everyone....I know it has been a while, but as many of you know, it has been a little rough. I had the fusion and discectomy on the 15th, and came home on the 16th. I seem to be doing ok and the follow up appt my doc said that everything looked great and also that the surgery itself couldn't have gone any better!!! That made me feel a little better about all of it. I am still really sore across my back and my neck. The funny thing is that where they made the incision across my throat is not sore at all!!! I am still sleeping in the recliner because it is too painful to try to lay flat in my bed, and I am not supposed to drive or be in a car for 2 more weeks! I have to admit tho that I have cheated 2 times...just couldn't take the same walls staring back at me any longer!!! Doc says after this heals then we will decide when to do the 4 level in my thorasic and into my lumbar. Yay me! Still, THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL THE SUPPORT YOU HAVE GIVEN!!!! It really helped me prepare mentally for this. It's going to be a long haul, but I am going to make it! (Even tho my dear husband is quickly learning what all I still was able to do because he is now having to do it.)
New MRI's show I have 3 GOOD vertabrae. The rest are bulging, compressed, protruding or in one of the three spinal stenosis' in my back. One stenosis in my neck and two in my lower back. Fibromyalgia, cfs, degenerative bone disease, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, HORRIBLE memory problems, panic attacks, depression, and muscle cramps that don't stop.
Meds: Oxycontin 60mg 2x day, Effexor xr 300mg 1xday, Robaxian 3xday, Valium 10mg 4xday, Lortab 10mg 4xday, Phenergan PRN, Folic Acid, B12 and B6