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Sometimes life stinks and other times life is awesome. Right now, I think I am going thru the stinking phase. I have had a major set back (like duh!!) and with the all the support on this board and thru the love and support of my family I will get thru this.

Here is the treatment plan:

*No NSAIDS / Injections – My surgery is too fresh and he feels it will interefere with the fusion process which we do not need.

*PT – My Surgeon does not feel at this time that is the best route to go. He recommends that I remain homebound for the next few weeks until I see him again. He wants me to cease land walking as much as possible. He wants me in the pool, not swimming, but walking twice per day for no more than a 5 to 10 minute increment. The pool walking will take the pressure off the spine.

*Surgery – We are going to try and not go this route but it is very much a possibility. He wants to try the conservative route and watch my case very closely. He has talked to two other neurosurgeons regarding my case and they are in agreement if we go in again my poor nerves will have a higher risk of not recovering completely. I already am a high risk for permanent damage due to chronic sciatica for 3 1/2 years and with having 2 major surgeries in 7 months involving manipulation of the nerves.

*Meds – Take my meds, keep on top of the pain – He wants me to stay on the lyrica for at least another week. If we don’t see a change we will try cymbalta or elvail.

*No driving, no lifting, bending and twisting

For the one hundred sixty four thousand dollar question, why did this happen??? Who knows. Was it pulling the dog to the carpet? Could have been but unlikely. Was it the surgery? Could have been but unlikely. Was it bound to happen? Probably. Could I have done something differently? Not really.

I don’t know who feels worse, my surgeon or me. I do not blame him. I don’t think we could have done anything differently. Now we have to move forward and deal with the cards I am dealt. I will try my best to be positive and not cry to much on your shoulders and again thank you for your support.
[QUOTE=123dietdrpepper;2917110]Sometimes life stinks and other times life is awesome. Right now, I think I am going thru the stinking phase. I have had a major set back (like duh!!) and with the all the support on this board and thru the love and support of my family I will get thru this.

Here is the treatment plan:

*No NSAIDS / Injections – My surgery is too fresh and he feels it will interefere with the fusion process which we do not need.

*PT – My Surgeon does not feel at this time that is the best route to go. He recommends that I remain homebound for the next few weeks until I see him again. He wants me to cease land walking as much as possible. He wants me in the pool, not swimming, but walking twice per day for no more than a 5 to 10 minute increment. The pool walking will take the pressure off the spine.

*Surgery – We are going to try and not go this route but it is very much a possibility. He wants to try the conservative route and watch my case very closely. He has talked to two other neurosurgeons regarding my case and they are in agreement if we go in again my poor nerves will have a higher risk of not recovering completely. I already am a high risk for permanent damage due to chronic sciatica for 3 1/2 years and with having 2 major surgeries in 7 months involving manipulation of the nerves.

*Meds – Take my meds, keep on top of the pain – He wants me to stay on the lyrica for at least another week. If we don’t see a change we will try cymbalta or elvail.

*No driving, no lifting, bending and twisting

For the one hundred sixty four thousand dollar question, why did this happen??? Who knows. Was it pulling the dog to the carpet? Could have been but unlikely. Was it the surgery? Could have been but unlikely. Was it bound to happen? Probably. Could I have done something differently? Not really.

I don’t know who feels worse, my surgeon or me. I do not blame him. I don’t think we could have done anything differently. Now we have to move forward and deal with the cards I am dealt. I will try my best to be positive and not cry to much on your shoulders and again thank you for your support.
Pepper, I am so sorry you are going through this, try to saty postive even though I know it is hard. I will be keeping you in prayer. Take care
Mant cybers hugs for you!!!!!