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Forum: General Discussions 23rd May 2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By ashley005
Re: 7 month post op // exercises?

Thanks for the reply. I just heard back from my doc and got the okay to start physical therapy. And that whole business of your neck going forward makes sense. I've noticed that myself. So, to the...
Forum: General Discussions 22nd May 2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By ashley005
7 month post op // exercises?

Hey guys. I had my 6 month post op appt about a month ago and things seem to be healing well. My recovery has been up and down and made more challenging by mothering a 1 and 3 year old. We had a...
Forum: General Discussions 7th January 2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By ashley005
Re: Working Out

I'm three months post op (I have my 3 mo post op appt this Friday) and have been advised not to do any exercising yet. I've done some stretching with a theraband and some real light...
Forum: General Discussions 7th January 2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By ashley005
Re: 3 months post op

Oh I didn't think you were minimalizing anything! I agree, this site is great. It is difficult for even those closest to us to really comprehend what we've been through and/or are going through....
Forum: General Discussions 31st December 2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By ashley005
Re: 3 months post op

Oh, we sound very similar pre-op. I was 60 upper, 45 lower. What has recovery been like for you?
Forum: General Discussions 31st December 2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By ashley005
Re: 3 months post op

Thanks for your response, Christyne. I agree that recovery is totally individual but someones you just feel like a lone man on an island in the middle of nowhere and it's nice to know you're not,...
Forum: General Discussions 31st December 2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By ashley005
Re: 3 months post op

How funny. I love the ice. I do, however, have to keep a heating pad on my belly because the cold will cause me to start shivering. And shivering is really annoyingly painful.
Forum: General Discussions 30th December 2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By ashley005
Re: 3 months post op

I've been using a lot of ice. I tried heat once and because of the numb areas on my back, ended up with a big ol' blister. ha. I love the ice though, it's better than any pain medication! Thanks for...
Forum: General Discussions 29th December 2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By ashley005
3 months post op

I'm just about 3 months post op and recovery, for me, has been a two steps forward, two steps back process.

In reading this, please know I am a mother. I have two young children (just turned 3 and 1...
Forum: General Discussions 12th December 2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By ashley005
Muscle tear versus infection versus loose screw

I've been having horrible, unrelenting, pain in my neck. I was doing great, so this is a major change as I haven't been able to do much of anything. Originally I saw my pain doc. He did a fluroscopy...
Forum: General Discussions 12th December 2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By ashley005
Re: Questions for people who had the surgery..

You won't accidently twist, in my opinion anyway. I'm two months post op and very aware of my limitations. Your body/pain/stiffness won't let you forget.

I can sit in any chair and get up fine. Once...
Forum: General Discussions 9th December 2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By ashley005
Recovery @ 8 weeks post op

I had been doing so well. I finally felt like I saw the light at the end of the tunnel. Last week was Thanksgiving and because several friends and family were in town, I went out of the house a lot....
Forum: General Discussions 25th November 2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By ashley005
Re: When did you return to work?

That's kinda what I was thinking. Thanks for your input, Gilly.
Forum: General Discussions 23rd November 2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By ashley005
When did you return to work?

I'm a nurse in California. My job requires me to work with absolutely NO restrictions do to the nature of my job (lots of bending, twisting, lifting, etc). When should I expect to be able to return...
Forum: General Discussions 23rd November 2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By ashley005
Re: Pain Maangement

I'm sure you're getting lots of great advice... people on this site are so knowledgable. Here's my two cents...

I'm 32 and am 6 weeks post op. I think given the fact we're "older" (I think I read...
Forum: General Discussions 12th November 2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By ashley005
Pain med withdrawals

My questions:
-when did you stop taking your pain meds?
-what kind of meds were you taking?
-did you experience withdrawals when you stopped taking them?
-what was the process of weaning off the meds...
Forum: General Discussions 9th November 2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,162
Posted By ashley005
Re: When will I feel normal again?

I've been seeing a pain management doc to manage my pain. Not so much because my pain is so out of control, but more so because I am a nurse and I have a really good relationship with a lot of the...
Forum: General Discussions 8th November 2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,162
Posted By ashley005
Re: When will I feel normal again?

I've cut my meds significantly. I too am on oxy and dilaudid and hate the way they make me feel. Every evening I have this sick to my stomach feeling and I'm thinking it's my body's way of reacting...
Forum: General Discussions 8th November 2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,162
Posted By ashley005
Re: When will I feel normal again?

I loved reading this, thank you. Instilling hope is such a gift. I feel like knocking on wood, but just yesterday the notion of having turned a corner swam around in my head. Hoping to keep moving...
Forum: General Discussions 6th November 2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By ashley005
How long did you wear your back brace post op?

Don't get me wrong, I love wearing my brace. I hate the feeling of instability without it. But I'm curious how long everyone wore theirs for? Did you wear it longer than the doc said you needed to?...
Forum: General Discussions 6th November 2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,162
Posted By ashley005
Re: When will I feel normal again?

Ya, I prepared myself as best I could for the physical impact but I had no idea there would be such a large emotional reaction. It's been super hard not feeling like myself. I tried to cut out the...
Forum: General Discussions 6th November 2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,162
Posted By ashley005
Re: When will I feel normal again?

Oh yes, I can't wait to get back to properly mothering my boys. They motivate me everyday. I will say recovery, as a mom, is much harder though. I cannot be alone with my children. Whereas others can...
Forum: General Discussions 5th November 2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,162
Posted By ashley005
Re: When will I feel normal again?

I'm in the same boat... I'm 32, with two small children (1 and 2) and I too work twelve hour shifts (I'm a nurse). I had no expectation of what recovery would be like, but it's way harder than I...
Forum: General Discussions 3rd November 2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,162
Posted By ashley005
Re: When will I feel normal again?

Yes, I am just 3 weeks post op.
Forum: General Discussions 3rd November 2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,162
Posted By ashley005
When will I feel normal again?

I had my spinal fusion on OCT 10 and I still have a lot of pain and discomfort and, of course, I feel very limited with all the restrictions. My pain is obviously better than it was while I was in...
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