Well, back surgery was 3 weeks ago today. I can't tell you how much stress has been taken off my brain and body. If I ever have to have another major surgery, I am NOT asking anyone about anything. I was scared to death when I went in. I cried for days before just thinking about all the s*** people told me.
I am doing really well. The front and back incisions give me little pain (that might have something to do with the pain meds). I actually have had more pain in my legs. The docs seem to think it is because I am not walking as much as I was prior to surgery. On most days I walked 12,000 or more steps (I have a Fitbit that counts my steps, calories burned, and miles walked). Right now I am only doing about 2,000 steps. So - I will be stepping it up this week,
Pre-op at the hospital was not bad at all. I had the most outstanding nurse. She had had back surgery and was so positive. I held back the nervous tears as long as I could - but when they took over, she held my hand and prayed with me. It was such an amazing moment. Thank you sweet Carol !!
I got pics to share. They are not the best - but it will give you an idea of what I now have.
it is the vertebrae just above the tailbone. Doc said it was bone on bone
The backside view. I am now 13 milimeters taller. Guess I will have to shop in the tall ladies department.
This is the incision on my back. Sorry no front pic - little to close to the private area. All stitches are inside and will dissolve on their own. Looks worse than it is.
I can't praise my doctor, Dr.Anthony Lee, enough. He was AWESOME. He answered all my questions, explained each step with me, took all the time I needed and I couldn't be more happy.
Look out - can't wait to get back to my walking - might even shoot for a half marathon next year !!