Send you some wiggles and licks!
You will do fine. I have my spine fused from T11-L3. I am missing a lumbar vertebrae so that leaves only one free vertebrae between my fusion and my pelvis. The pressure from the fusion is causing the free vertebrae to be grinding on my pelvis and pinching nerves. My left hip is numb to the touch but I can still feel the pain on the inside along with weakness. My blood flow is messed up in my left leg so that foot is always freezing compared to the other. I will be 24 in November and they say there is nothing they can do. I had surgery because I had scoliosis but for the degree of my curvature, should have never even had the surgery. Basically I was scammed by the doctor.
I know exactly how you feel. I can't stay in one position for very long, it is hard to get comfortable. I have to take muscle relaxers to sleep because it hurts to relax so I hold myself tense.
I have a feeling though that your surgery will be successful. Hopefully your hospital stay is short an uneventful. I was there for 10 days for my first surgery, the first 3 I was in ICU and pretty much knocked out so those days flew by but the next 7 were hell, even with the morphine drip. Your surgery won't be so involved so your "vacation" should be ok.
Good luck and keep us updated. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
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