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lumbar spinal fusion post op

Posted 05-13-2015 03:24 AM by stephbee620
Updated 05-15-2015 10:46 PM by Administrator

I am now 6 weeks post op. I had an anterior incision for a two level lumbar disc fusion with corpectomy. Overall I feel fine. My incision is completely healed and I'm applying bio oil. My abdomen still feels a little bruised but only when I lay a certain way. My back is healing nicely, still tough to sit from laying, and standing from lower positions is difficult but also expected due to time frame. My next appointment is day after tomorrow, then I will see about physical therapy and progress, also...
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Update 3

Posted 12-31-2014 02:33 PM by Tori358

Hi all! I am 22 days post op and doing well. I noticed yesterday that I have about a 2-3 inch strip on the underside of my arm that is completely numb. It starts about my elbow and goes down my arm. Other than that I would say I'm doing quite well. I am able to bend my arm pretty easily. My incision looks like its healing well. I still have Steri Strips on it which I can remove in another 3 days. After I remove them I was told to start massaging the incision with something. I will try some coconut...
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Update 2

Posted 12-24-2014 12:32 PM by Tori358
Updated 12-24-2014 12:33 PM by Tori358

Hi everyone. So today I had my stitches removed. Not as bad as I thought it was going to be. It felt a little pinchy but only took about 2 minutes. They applied Steri Strips to my cut because with this type of incision, there will be a little gap between the stitches. The doctor told me that I can get it wet as long as I dry it when I get out of the shower. I can officially drive again, which I'm ecstatic about, ( I really missed driving). Doctor does not want me to grasp anything with that hand...
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Update 1

Posted 12-19-2014 02:05 PM by Tori358

So here is my first update since my last entry. Today I am 10 days post op and my pain level resting is a 2. When I use my arm too much, my pain level becomes a 4-5. The swelling has gone down and I do not have any bruising that I can see. All of my nausea and dizziness is gone and I'm feeling much better. I have noticed some prickly feelings coming from my wound, probably the stitches. That bugs me more than anything else. I am only taking Aleve now and only to help with the inflammation. I don't...
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My experience with Submuscular ulnar nerve transposition surgery

Posted 12-14-2014 02:48 PM by Tori358

I found out about two months ago that I was going to need surgery on my ulnar nerve due to my nerve being pinched. I went online trying to get as much information as possible so that I would know what to expect with this surgery and so there would be no surprises. I decided that I wanted to document my own experience with this surgery so that in the future, people needing to have this surgery can get a better idea of what to expect. Most of the experiences I read aboutnonline about this surgery,...
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