Agree Abilene, I think docs have numbers they give out in best case scenarios. I only say this after reading several threads about
experiences with this type of fusion. The more I educate myself about
having 3 fusions at once, in hospital, I see that recovery is not to be taken lightly. My biggest concerns are being able to swallow my morning meds (meds for issues other than CP). I may end up sprinkling them on applesauce. And my dogs jumping up onto the big chair near my neck. I'm thinking for the first few days I may stay upstairs, the dogs are gated into a large area down here, until I can get an all clear to come down.
Thank you Sunny, for sharing your experience! I got through first L4 injections fine, and also did ok with my first epidural on L5 last month, glad to hear that relief IS possible!
I've come to see that pain reveals it's head unannounced, and other times I know I've overdone and am not surprised by it. At least for me. If i don't stay on top of the pain with my Vicodin, then bam, it hits hard.
I called and checked about
my lumbar area rhizotomy and yes, first visit is the test, two weeks later I get the ablation. If this helps even for a few months I'll be over the moon. To not have to take Vicodin for this pain will be fantastic. (Hubby pointed out my cervical surgery is happening a week after Rhizotomy) crazy.
Anyway, I was telling my hubby about
this forum and all the good advice I've been getting and putting the advice to work really helps.
You guys are so helpful. I hope you know how appreciated you are!
Case in point, planning to wash the pots n pans from last nights dinner. I'll have cupboard door below sink
open, foot rested on that ledge, switch feet and take breaks.
I went to lift the gallon of milk for my coffee and said to hubby, these things are so dang heavy! Then we laughed, I'm in my early 50s, this is insane!!! I look back at the 20 year old me and think, I had no idea what was ahead (glad I didn't)...
Sorry for the long rant. Coffee is kicking in :)
Post Edited (ThinkHappy) : 7/9/2014 5:18:07 AM (GMT-6)