Re: Question for Post Surgery
I am also sorry nobody has replied. I have not been on the board as much.... I had a 2 level ALIF surgery on dec 16, 2008. I,too, have the cages, screws and plates. I would NOT quit taking the lyrica until you ask your doc. The pain med, well, I too worry about becoming dependent on that. I do still take it if needed. Is the leg pain like nerve pain? Sciatic nerve pain? If you've had that before, try to pay attention to if it is the same kind of pain you suffered with before surgery. I surely wouldnt stop the lyrica until you ask about it. I take it also.....I also think you have to be weaned off of it.
Vicki....hope you are still doing good. My incision is on my lower abdomen. As far as the incision, it healed very quickly. I do agree with you as far as it being a bit easier to heal having the incision in front but........let me add, a person still feels it in the back...meaning, the surgical pain. I woke up this morning, in terrible pain in my back. Not sure if its because we got blasted with snow this past weekend and its reallll cold here. Was 9 degree's here this morning.
I hope you get to feeling better Mlill and hope you are doing good Vicki.....take care ladies!