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curveof27
10-31-2008, 09:23 PM
So its almost four weeks post op. It will be exactly on tuesday! I feel pretty good. I got out and went to the mall this past monday but i went in a wheel chair. Today i had an appt then went to mcdonalds, then got a manicure then went to sonic. I got lots of walking in today which was good. It made me feel tons better. Everything is good the doc said. I'm going back to school not this monday but next monday for half days! yay! i cant wait. He said i can twist/bend in maybe a month if im comfortable with it which is music to my ears. plus he said that the numbness should go away in a few weeks. Overall im happy and i feel much better. I'm off vicadin and i was taking aleve but i havent had it for a day or two. I have pain here and there but its tolerable.

ARN010
10-31-2008, 09:55 PM
That's a lot of great walking! It takes a while to feel better and for the body to adjust. Hang in there! I'll see if I can get my daughter to post as she has more experience from the view of the patient. Take good care of yourself.

arizo
10-31-2008, 10:00 PM
congrats! I have a have a question for u can u sleep on ur belly? and have ur stiches fallen out yet? I only ask because im a little over a week out of the surgery.

I was at da mall 2 days after getting out the hospital but did I get tired super fast.

anyways congrats again have funn at school

Pooka1
11-01-2008, 08:02 AM
Marissa,

Sounds like you are making great progress in your recovery!

I'm happy for you. Good work.

My daughter walked a bunch because it made her feel better also.

sharon

curveof27
11-01-2008, 11:34 AM
That's a lot of great walking! It takes a while to feel better and for the body to adjust. Hang in there! I'll see if I can get my daughter to post as she has more experience from the view of the patient. Take good care of yourself.

thank you and i'd be happy to answer any questions she has cause i think you said shes going for surgery soon.



congrats! I have a have a question for u can u sleep on ur belly? and have ur stiches fallen out yet? I only ask because im a little over a week out of the surgery.

I was at da mall 2 days after getting out the hospital but did I get tired super fast.

anyways congrats again have funn at school

umm my doctor said i can but i dont see how its possible with the log roll. i never tried it but i never slept on my belly when i didnt have surgery. i'd ask your doctor before you try it. Also idk if i have stitches or not, i just took my tape off not to long ago and its just a skinny scar.
wow two days after! i would have been miserable.

thanks and i hope you have a good recovery too. =)




Marissa,

Sounds like you are making great progress in your recovery!

I'm happy for you. Good work.

My daughter walked a bunch because it made her feel better also.

sharon


thank you. i hope your daughter has a good recovery!! =]

arizo
11-01-2008, 01:04 PM
congrats again on ur progress. did u have trouble sleeping/or still do?
you took ur tape of 4weeks after? I can't stand da tape on me anymore. can u sit in a chair for long periods of time yet?

curveof27
11-01-2008, 02:30 PM
congrats again on ur progress. did u have trouble sleeping/or still do?
you took ur tape of 4weeks after? I can't stand da tape on me anymore. can u sit in a chair for long periods of time yet?

thank you.

i did sorta at first but now im pretty comfy.

well you could take it off after 2 weeks but i was afraid and then my mom took most of it off at 3 weeks and now its all off.
yeah i sit in a chair for most of each day.

arizo
11-01-2008, 03:30 PM
thank you.

i did sorta at first but now im pretty comfy.

well you could take it off after 2 weeks but i was afraid and then my mom took most of it off at 3 weeks and now its all off.
yeah i sit in a chair for most of each day.

dats wats up!
im wrkinng on mine im a week and a couple days out of surgery. I can't sleep at all most the time. but glad to hear dat in 4 weeks uv made a lot of progress gives me a lot of hope.

curveof27
11-01-2008, 04:21 PM
dats wats up!
im wrkinng on mine im a week and a couple days out of surgery. I can't sleep at all most the time. but glad to hear dat in 4 weeks uv made a lot of progress gives me a lot of hope.

awe im sorry. that was actually a problem for me, when i came home the first week was brutale. you'll get better soon i promise. im amazed at how much better i feel. you will too soon.

arizo
11-01-2008, 05:20 PM
awe im sorry. that was actually a problem for me, when i came home the first week was brutale. you'll get better soon i promise. im amazed at how much better i feel. you will too soon.

yea the nites are so long for me even if I get sleeep I wake up prob every 1hr. I guess its cuz im so use to being out and about its just hurting me mentally. I have been walking a lot doh. since they said it would help with my recovery a lot.

how long were u in da hospital after ur surgery?

ARN010
11-01-2008, 07:22 PM
hi marissa i hope your feeling better! i got my fusion 6 months ago so when i finally got to go back to school it was really awesome to see all my friends! i was just lucky that my teacher didn't give me homework

curveof27
11-01-2008, 08:49 PM
hi marissa i hope your feeling better! i got my fusion 6 months ago so when i finally got to go back to school it was really awesome to see all my friends! i was just lucky that my teacher didn't give me homework

oh wow thats a long time.

tell me your whole story please!

and thank you =)

ARN010
11-01-2008, 09:40 PM
oh wow thats a long time.

tell me your whole story please!

and thank you =)

hi! when i was about 6 i started using a brace. i used it until i was almost ten. my doctor told me that the brace had only slowed it down, and it wold never completely stop it. thats when he told me i had to have the fusion!!! me and my mom were really scared. for about 4 days to a week i couldn't even walk. when they finally let me go home the car ride was HORRIBLE!!!!!!! when i got home though what was really awesome was my bestest friend eleanor and her mom left a big sign on the garage door that said HAPPY HEALING!!!!!!!! they also left us dinner, my mom and i almost cried, with joy!! and now i'm almost back to normal me again, i can't go on roller coasters for another year now and it sometimes times hurts. and that is basically it.

curveof27
11-02-2008, 08:18 AM
yea the nites are so long for me even if I get sleeep I wake up prob every 1hr. I guess its cuz im so use to being out and about its just hurting me mentally. I have been walking a lot doh. since they said it would help with my recovery a lot.

how long were u in da hospital after ur surgery?

that sucks. im sorry. it will get better i promise.

i was in about 6 days, it was going to be 5 but i was scared to go home that day so it was the next.

curveof27
11-02-2008, 08:20 AM
hi! when i was about 6 i started using a brace. i used it until i was almost ten. my doctor told me that the brace had only slowed it down, and it wold never completely stop it. thats when he told me i had to have the fusion!!! me and my mom were really scared. for about 4 days to a week i couldn't even walk. when they finally let me go home the car ride was HORRIBLE!!!!!!! when i got home though what was really awesome was my bestest friend eleanor and her mom left a big sign on the garage door that said HAPPY HEALING!!!!!!!! they also left us dinner, my mom and i almost cried, with joy!! and now i'm almost back to normal me again, i can't go on roller coasters for another year now and it sometimes times hurts. and that is basically it.

wow, that was really nice of them! yeah idc about roller coasters, i didnt go on them even when i didnt have the fusion. lol but right now i feel almost back to myself and its only been 4 weeks.

ARN010
11-02-2008, 02:38 PM
wow, that was really nice of them! yeah idc about roller coasters, i didnt go on them even when i didnt have the fusion. lol but right now i feel almost back to myself and its only been 4 weeks.

hey when are you going back to school again?

ARN010
11-02-2008, 02:42 PM
hey when did you say you were going back to school?

curveof27
11-02-2008, 06:52 PM
hey when did you say you were going back to school?

next monday (the tenth. )