SE soooo Glad to see you back!! I was actually thinking about you today!!
Very happy to hear that you are on your way to recovering. I know personally that it is such a long road...physically and emotionally. Please take it easy and let your body heal. The doctors all say that each persons recovery is so different. It is so easy for them to say, but so difficult for us to live it. Each day I know is so hard dealing with pain everyday, day in and day out. Everyday is so different when we live in pain. One day is better and then the next day we are down again. What is so discouraging is that we thought we would be living a more painless life when we decided to have surgery.
I have also been having quite a few problems. I have been hit with major pain four month post opt. I went in for a milogram (long story about that..... spinal headache and had two blood patches) The surgeon said that the disc above my fusion is herniated but also has severe stenosis. He did say before surgery tht that level looked bad but thought it would hold out for several years. We decided on a one level due to the recovery time difference. (also fracturd my foot and have been in a walking cast for four weeks.....UGH
Well now I am faced with the decision of epidural injections, or surgery. As you know injections will only put a band aid on it for a while. i am having the first injection this Monday. My hope is to have some relief from the debilitating leg and foot pain for a while. My leg gives out and my foot drops at times. Long term goal is to enjoy life again with out pain meds.
No only is this difficult for me, but for my family as well....I Had a birthday last month, and our youngest son gave me a homemade card that read; Dear mom, you are the best mom, happy birthday! it really makes me sad to see you in such pain everyday. (he is 10). So it really does effect the whole family. I was in bed all day due to the fact that I decided to go on a kayake trip with my husband two days prior.
Well that was way to long....sorry. Please keep me posted on your recovery.
I am sorry sorry for the loss of your father in law, As you know I also last my dad back in October, you never get over a loss of your dad. I will keep you both in my thoughts!!
Diagnosed crohns Disease
07, Bladder tumor and inflammation, Herniated disc, spinal stenosis, facet arthritis, degenerative disc disease, siatica, Three laparoscopis, hysterectomy, physical therapy, trigger point injections, spinal epidurals, Meds lyrica, vicodine, amrix.
Spinal Fusion 3/2010