I’m having a spinal fusion Thursday! What was helpful in your recovery? How long were you on pain meds? Anything else I should know? Thanks for any advice!
Congenital Fusion of spine
Chronic Low Back Pain
Spinal Disc Back Operations- Laminectomy and fusion
What was most helpful to me was to move as much as possible. I found out I was allergic to narcotics in the hospital so I only had ibuprofen but I was on antibiotics and steroids for I believe 1-2 weeks.
And remember to take a moment to breathe before they take you back. It's scary but it's over before you know it. I hope all goes smoothly!
thank you so much! I’m nervous about moving but I’ll do it as much as possible. I’m seriously impressed you managed without narcotics!
Because mine was anterior they had me up the first night. I found that if I got scared and didn't move I'd start walking funny but when I would get out of my head and just move around, walking would be easier. I still was in a wheelchair for a while but the paralysis slowly got better.
I'm surprised I was able to actually. I had 1 night then nothing for 2 days. They gave me a shot of tordal right before I left. It wasn't as bad as I thought.
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