Hi all, had my 5 week review today, looked at my xray, i would let my surgeon put my shelves up anyday! 6 screws 1 plate 2 cages and cement...... they are not going anywhere soon!
and all my concerns about my remaining symptoms are all to be expected apparently and yes the info i got here was right, the reason i didnt have the pain the first couple of days was that i was still full of drugs from the op itself!
i do have to be more resonable in my expectations and let myself take more time to heal before i try to cope with work which i know i am not ready for yet.
it will be another 3/4 months before i can expect things to be improved and a year before i know which symtoms i will be stuck with....... again, info that the wize folk on this site had already told me.
so i see him in 3 months for next review. hoping i can relax now and enjoy some time instead of feeling guilty and trying to push myself into getting better, only blip is i am self employed so if i dont work i dont get paid... but also means my job is there to go back too when i am ready.
thanks so far for all the support, x