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Monie,
I am not sure you are going to get this before your surgery since it is now the 18th. I am sorry I didn't get to you sooner.
The surgery went well, but it took 2 hours to wake me up from recover, which was not fun. I could see them trying to wake me up but I couldn't wake up. This does not happen to everyone. this is the first time it has happened to me for all the surgeries I went through. I had a severe headache after the surgery, but they don't know if it was a spinal fluid leak or from any meds they gave me. I had asked the Doctor and he thought it was a spinal headache.
I hope you don't go through that.
The stay was only to be outpatient. Go in one day and just stay over night for observation. Ended up staying 3 days due to the headaches and nauseated.
I had 6 screws and 2 rods also removed.
I am having a lot of pain, and don't know why. It has been 4 weeks tom and shouldn't be this long at all to have pain. I am the same way, I have to walk with a cane, because I just can't walk very good! I walk so far, and I get really sore. :(
I get so tired of this pain, and I take vicoden for pain, sometime darvacet. Depends on how bad the pain is. I also take baclofen for the muscle spasms, and fibromylgia. I take neurotin 300mg 2x's a day for muscle spasms from fibromylgia and back pain. I take klonopin 2 times a day 1 mg each, and 2 mg at night for restless leg syndrome and for muscle spasms.
I have gone to massage therapist too, but in between surgeries and especially now, it is hard to go since I am in so much pain in my back.
I wish you the Best of Luck with your surgery.
The surgery they want to do on me for L3-L4 is only Anterior. I have already had all the other surgeries Posterior and for what they want to do they have to do Anterior.
I am going out to Mayo Clinic the 5th of Sept. to see what is wrong with the back. Maybe they will do some extensive tests to find out what is going on with me.
I also take unithroid for my thyroid, and they have changed it 3 times in the last 2 months, it won't regulate.
I take Effexor for Depression and for the fibromylgia also.
I take Estrodial for menopause.
I feel like I am falling apart!! [img]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/blob_fire.gif[/img]

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