Hi my name is Trey. As of today it has been a month since I had spinal surgery. I was originally diagnosed with spinal stenosis in 2010 and over the years it progressively got worse. My last MRI revealed I had also developed arthritis as well in my L4-L5 regions. After suffering many years with this condition surgery was the only option. I had decompressive lumbar laminectomy of my L4 and L5 with posterolateral fusion at L4-S1 with posterior segment instrumentation. The first few weeks were difficult but after I had my staples removed I did feel less restrictive. My question is since leaving the hospital I have not been able to sleep in my bed comfortably. I find it difficult to sleep on my side or back. Which means I don't get much sleep. I am also on strict instructions of no bending, lifting or twisting for three months. I am so depressed and bored and I am angry all the time. Is anyone else dealing with this during their recovery and if so how are you dealing with it?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.