Re: walking after surgery...
just wondered what others back surgery recovery was like....
when did you ride in a car for the first time? [COLOR=Purple]as a passenger right away[/COLOR]
when did you drive again? [COLOR=Purple]2 weeks post op[/COLOR]
did you have to take pain pills like oxycodone? when did you start to taper it?
(i've started to taper mine today - i was taking 4 at a time to control the pain - yesterday i tried 3, today i took 2 at a time, with tylenol) [COLOR=Purple]Tapering is a great idea...I had to do that until I was down to 1/2 tab a day. Stopping this drug cold turkey is not always a good thing[/COLOR]
[COLOR=Purple]only continued taking the narcotics because I was having withdrawal....no pain though[/COLOR]
did hurting your back effect your appetite? when did your appetite return? (mine has been sporadic for a long time - since hurting my back in february...i do need to lose weight, so not being hungry isn't such a bad thing sometimes!) [COLOR=Purple]nope no appetite loss...too bad[/COLOR]
I started walking little bits the day after surgery...and have tried to increase it daily. I find that I get very tired, very easily. A lot of my energy is gone and I'm not sure if this is because I was laid up for so long or maybe the anesthetic. Now that I think about the appetite thing....everything tasted really, really weird for a while. Things smelt really weird too. I have heard that anesthestic does this.
Anyway, take it slow. Sometimes a need a not so gentle reminder from my family that I have just had SPINE surgery and not a tooth removed....I'm a stubborn one.
Last edited by justjustine; 06-12-2005 at 10:22 PM.