this is her profile, if anybody out there needs an amazing neurosurgeon:
the surery was november 20. there was pain for while, but there was also pain management. i am actually doing wonderfully now. i have had no pain for over a week now. i sleep a lot. my body seems to need it. and sleep is the best way to get healed, so, slepp i do. naps several times a day. who knew i had it in me?
i am up and about and trying not to overdo it. that's actually the biggest risk for me right now. but i have a very certain understanding of the mechanics of screws, and know how soft bone is, so i am constantly evaluating any move i might make prior to undertaking it.
i even got these awesome extended-reach grass-trimming shears, so i can deadhead without bending over.
when the weather is nice, i go outside and sit in my garden for a while, in the sun. it is sunny and 41 today, so i'm going to bundle up head out for a while. it's a toss-up between going out there when the sun hits the bench (between 7:45 and 10) and going out when it's warmer. lately, i've been sleeping late, so i'm going out when it's warmer.
tomorrow is my follow-up exam. i expect the dr to send me to rehab with exercise machines next. i feel strong enough.
so, on goes my brace, and out the door it is.
thanks to fellow surgery patient momomom for your kindness, and help.