Thought Id leave an update since surgery 9-23-08. Had my first post -op appt with my MS, and everything is going good so far, his words lol.
My words.... one day at a time. I have good days and bad. Got the bill from the hospital portion only and nearly fainted. Notice I said hospital only.. havent got the MS yet. Thank god I have good insurance.
They took my stitches out at my appt as well. Still no BLT, and he also kept me from driving probably until my 11-3-08 appt, which riding is painful enough, Im not sure I want to be responsible behind the wheel of a a car yet!
My appetite still hasnt came back, I drink lots of fluids to keelp things moving along with colace. My NS doesnt start PT till 12 weeks, so i still have about 8 wks to go. I walk as much as possible, although a new sx started after with my LEFT leg that keeps me from walking as much as Id like. I know, Patience is a virtue....... :P They gave me a med to try with the leg, seems to be helping.
I wear a back brace when Im not showering or doing my 4 hours of the bone stimulator. And OMG I finally figured out a way to shave the legs to day and I was screaming with joy!!! THAT felt so good ,then lotion, like a whole new woman.
I ended up being in the hospital 5 days. I could not have asked for better care. They were very good. On Haileys scale it would probably ratw 9.75... hospital food is just well, hospital food. Although most of the time I got IV's, then clear liquids, so didnt reallly eat alot there.