C4-L4 Spine Fusion
Hello, my name is Tammie and about weeks ago I had my third spine surgery. My first surgery was about 10 years ago to fuse T10-L3 and then 7 years later they had to refuse L2-L3 because it did not heal all the way. After spending the last couple of years of severe pain I finally went to a new surgeon who discovered my scoliosis was back and my fusion from the first surgery never did heal all the way. My spine was at a 20 degree curve and the hardware was moving in my back. They did surgery 6 weeks ago and fused C4-L4 to hopefully make this the last surgery for a long time and to make the feel better than I ever have before.
I feel that this has been the hardest surgery yet and I did not prepare myself mentally for a lot of what I am going through right now. They had me very drugged at the beginning and now I am finally starting to feel like myself again. I am feeling new things in my back and they are kind of freaking me out but I know it will get better with time.
I am wondering if there is anyone out there who has been through a similar surgery and can give me any guidance I how to get through this difficult time in my life and advice moving forward to take care of myself so that I can feel normal agian and have fun as I did before this.
Thank you for your help and advice - Tammie