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back surgery, fusion, decompression 3/2/09

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,000
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:29 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi,

I'm post surgery 2 wks and a day. Not doing too bad. Walking is a little slow. Was in a lot of pain before the surgery, not bad now.
Is is too soon for exercise? How long in a day do you wear the back brace?

Having trouble sleeping sometimes because of pain in my legs. :H
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  • Betty, hi!! so glad you are into recovery and everything went fine!! =D> i have no advice post op advice except to follow the doctor's orders. nothing can ruin your recovery quicker than doing too much too soon!! :P please be sure and talk to your doctor if you continue to be in pain. your pain meds should be helping with that. :D continued good luck! it is good to hear from you! Jenny :)
  • I'm glad you're having less pain than before surgery. Have you tried some heat on your legs? I know the heat helps my legs sciatica, no more than 15-20 minutes though. What did the Dr say about the backbrace? I hope you're feeling better each day. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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  • hi! :H just an invitation to drop by the "Sleep Problems" forum if you are up at night. (|: it can sure help pass a long night. :D i am up most nights and hope to see you there! (|: Jenny :)
  • Remember that the nerves that were compressed pre op will take some time to heal. Good luck and please keep us posted.
  • Hi Betty! Are you having to wear a turtle shell brace? If so you need to keep this on at all times (except for showering or changing clothes), at least that is what I was told when I had to wear one. Best thing to do is keep it on and at your next appt. ask your dr. if it's ok to take off at times. Good luck!
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