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Back Problems board

OK, so as I near the end of my 1st day at home, I am feeling pretty good about having surgery. I stayed in bed much of the morning, but by midday, I was going downstairs and walking around with the walker. Then later on I used the walker less and less. The stairs were not too bad going down, however, going up I had to go very slow and use my arms on the rail to take some of the weight off of my back. I actually ate healthier and less calories today as I recognize that I need to lose about 40 lbs to help my back. The next thing I need to do is have a plan on tapering down my pain medicine. Many have said that week 2 can be dissappointing in that the pain may actually increase. Does any one have thoughts? Currently, I am on Oxycontin 10mg 2x per day, Carisoprodol 350 3x per day, Lyrica 100 3x per day, Oxycodone 5mg- 1 to 3 tablets every 4 to 6 hours as needed. (this seems the logical choice for reducing in order to minimize pain and minimize pain med consumption). Any thoughts or sharing on your experiences would be welcomed!

Peace and Prayers,

L5S1 microdiskectomy 10/2004
L5S1 Fusion with Laminectomy/Decompression 2/2008