I had night sweats really bad the first few weeks and they are getting better now. I still have hot and cold flashes throughout the day. Not everyday though. It will get better. I literally would wake at night with sweat dripping of me and the sheets soaking wet. Give it a few more weeks and it will start to pass.
I just recently started using ice packs for sore spots and the ice works great for me. Just be carefull if you are very numb make sure you don't leave the cold packs on to long!
You also mentioned the skin sensitivity. Mine was really bad the first few weeks and it's just now this week (week 5) getting better. The numbness that I had on the upper part of my butt is also going away:O) My biggest problem has been loss of appetite and breathing problems. I am starting to feel a little better so I think I may be getting over the hump and hopefully will start to feel better soon. Good luck and hang in there, it does get better!!
Diagnosed at 10, Boston brace from 11-13 yrs old.
50* Lumbar w/ 5 centimeter shift to the left and slight rib hump...
Surgery Date: April 15 and April 22, 2009
X-LIF approach for disc repair L5,L4,L3,L2
Posterior Approach for fusions L5-T5
Dr. Fox @ Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Nice and straight now!!!!!