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Old 01-27-2005, 09:39 AM   #1
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stidw HB User
One Week Update.

Hello everyone , Well it has been a whole week now since my L5-S1 post fusion, and i feel pretty good, i am little sore at the incision site , and it itiches , i am walking about a mile on the tredmill everyday, i am only taking 2 10mg oxycontine and 2 percs a day, and i dont't have very much pain. I can feel the hardware but that should go away. I have a soft brace and i where it all day execpt when i sleep. I went for a car ride yesterday with my wife for about a hour , no problems. I guess i am doing ok. I have been taking stool softener since i cam home from the hospital, but no bowel movement yet.
I just want everyone to know that fusion works and i feel 100 times better since the fusion, My pain mgt doc is the best in the world. I am so happy and blessed that i have come to know you guys.

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Old 01-27-2005, 10:02 AM   #2
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Re: One Week Update.

I am so happy for you!!!!!!! Isn't it a great feeling to know something so major is working? Sounds like you are doing well with healing too. Don't push things though, but you don't need me to tell you that. I have more localized pain now to the sides of my incision near the hardware and am beginning to worry that I am sitting wrong and bothering it. I don't know.. Well, enough of me-SO HAPPY FOR YOU!

Old 01-27-2005, 10:36 AM   #3
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jpecot HB User
Re: One Week Update.

Congratulations !! I'm glad to hear your feeling so good.


Old 01-27-2005, 11:38 AM   #4
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PeachJam HB User
Re: One Week Update.

WOW that is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! Just think of how great you will feel in 4 weeks!

Congrats, we all hope to follow your example!

Old 01-27-2005, 02:31 PM   #5
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stidw HB User
Re: One Week Update.

just feeling ok.

Old 01-27-2005, 08:06 PM   #6
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PsychLea HB User
Re: One Week Update.

[COLOR=DarkOrchid][SIZE=2]That gives me so much hope. I am scheduled for a 2 level fusion next Tuesday. I'll get the screws put to me at L4-5 and L5-S1. I hope I am doing as well as you one week post op [/SIZE] [/COLOR]
God bless,


Old 01-28-2005, 06:47 AM   #7
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Jessie1 HB User
Re: One Week Update.

Stidw, I'm glad to hear you are doing well! Remember to take it slow- but I'm sure you know that, esp. from reading about the rest of us who have pushed it too much! I'm impressed that you could ride in a car for an hour yesterday- wow! Keep us updated!


Old 01-28-2005, 10:42 AM   #8
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Re: One Week Update.

Great Stid.. your attitude is wonderful. Don't try to be superman though. Go easy or it will definitely slam you in a few weeks.

1 mile on the treadmill is pushing it a bit for 1 week post op. (I was told to even stay off the treadmill until at least 4 weeks).

Don't forget to rest. Your body needs it whether your mind thinks so or not.

Old 01-28-2005, 02:59 PM   #9
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myspine HB User
Re: One Week Update.

Hey there
Sounds like a good first week visit. Keep the good ones coming. We always like to here the positive stories. I am glad you are feeling a bit better. Now get out there and start running What are you waiting for !!!!!!!!!!!

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