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Old 02-17-2013, 11:47 AM   #19
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Pawnee, OK
Posts: 6
Cinchgirl HB User
Smile Re: Lumbar fusion - post surgery questions

I am almost 4weeks out from my anterior fusion on l5/s1 and the only real thing that has surprised me is the nerve endings on the outside of my thighs being so sensitive and the fire like feelings I get when I lay down. No one really talked about that and I have read tons of blogs and not really anyone talked about it. That has totally been my worst part of this surgery is the leg pain - yes my incision site still hurts but I knew that was going to be part of the process.....

I was off pain meds the next week and was cleared to drive after week three. Now I have only actually driven once but nice to know I have options!
I have another follow up in three weeks and I feel I am doing pretty well. Love that I don't have pain in my back anymore!

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