Scorpiogirl I don't mind you asking anything. When I first got home i had my hubby for day1 nobody else and I slept on and off
Day 2 my younger daughter came helped me shower and made sure everything was clean. Day 3 my older daughter came over to help but I was already up and showered so she made tea, she brought her 3 children and the one little munchkin was not well , she ended up going into seizures and I jumped into action picked up because she was in a kneeling position on my couch, made sure she had nothing in her mouth to choke on and then realized I has her in my ares I put her down in her moms arms. So first bad I lifted more than 40 pounds, I also did not get any rest because I barely got settled from the ambulance leaving and my hubby's dad and his wife came over . They had told me they were coming but I had asked them not to because of my surgery. They were on holidays they live hundreds of miles away.
They stayed fri, sat, sun. I did not get rest time i tried keeping up to the clean ups oh yah I forgot while they were here my hubby had his entire family come over for dinner so everyone got a chance to meet great grandpa.
Then I finally had a few days to rest but since I was not in the habit of resting I walked a lot, the following week we received a call hubby's grandma was in town so once more we had the entire family over and I made the dinner, BBQ ribs, mashed potatoes, a couple salads, and of course that meant I had to go to groc store, so I drove. I noticed I could not stop well I was lucky I did not hit anything.
The company all left and I was still feeling a bit sore but so much better,, so I went outside and started doing some yard work, just light stuff raking dead leaves out of flower beds.
My birthday came and hubby took me to yard sales and I was sore but did not rest I let my family take me out for dim sum but the restaraunt had about 30 step s to get in, I used my cane that day. Due to my own stubbornness I did not rest I relapsed.
I finally had to give up, my back hurt so bad it was like the second day after surgery, I went to my gp he said everything looked ok from the outside, I got some flexeril from him for the spasms. It has been pain, and taking pain pills again. That's my story I might have missed a couple of things.
Please do not ignore the fact you just had surgery, everyone here warned me I did not listen.
I also noticed everyone telling you to keep the pain under control, they try to get it managed before you go home but my hospital gave me a prescription for Tylenol 3 they sain normally they send you home with 12 percocets.
Sorry for the long post but you asked.
Insulin Dependant Diabetic, Fibromyalgia, Gerd, IBS, Sleep Apnea, COPD, Spondylolistesis, Diabetic Neuropathy, Fatty Liver, High Cholesterol