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Hiya Ladies...........

I laugh as I read your post haha especially about shaving your legs. I had surgery dec. 16 and STILL cannot shave my legs. I did manage to shave my calves sitting in the tub but my husband has to help me which well....you know, he surely didNOT mind ha....LOL I am having an extremely rough day today. I am not sure if its because we got 6 inches of snow over the weekend and its so cold or if maybe I slept wrong? In pain today ugh......OH and about the dry feet. I have NEVER ever had such dry feet till I moved to cold country ack......I was sitting here at my puter yesterday and worked on them some. I use a course nail buffer to buff my feet and it works good. Get you 1 at walmart, they are like a dollar to buy. If you are sitting in a chair.....just pull your foot up on your opposite leg and buff away. Just do it to where it doesnt matter where the nasty dry skin goes ack.....I will say, my feet are much better since I did that!

Rose, I didnt realize you was having a fusion too? Good gracious.....I hope you have good results! And a great recovery. Trust me......it seems like it is way worst than what it will be. I had a 2 level fusion with cages, screws and plates. I didnot have rods. Not sure if there maybe is a difference in recovery or not? My recovery hasnt been so bad....its just so long to heal. And to tell you the truth, I sometimes forget and BEND down and it doesnt seem that I lost any range of motion. I can bend lol I am a tiny petite woman.....so, not sure if its because I am so tiny? Not sure if that has anything to do with it but I am sure being small, it might..... As far as taking a bath....dont try to take a bath, stand in the shower. After your surgery, you will not be able to sit in the tub....you have to stand. Just have someone there to assist you getting out of the tub so you dont slip and fall. Maybe get that grid type bath matt and put in tub....also, get a walker in case. I am not sure if you used 1 after your first surgery or not but, you may need 1. I used 1 in the hospital and it helped me feel secure. I didnot use it at home.....but I do have 1. If you are anything like me.....you will feel better as far as your back hurting very soon after surgery. Your nerve pain should go away instantly as doing the fusion gets the stuff on the nerve. I had a slight impingement so I didnt have a bad nerve issue BEFORE surgery. It was 1-2 weeks later I suffered serious sciatic nerve pain....to the point of being re-admitted to hospital. The screws the doc put in my vertabrae's irritated the nerve roots bad...but it is ok now. Taking lyrica and it helps :)Once you start feeling better from surgery and back to cleaning ect.....I went to walmart and found a electric sweeper that weighs like 4 pounds. I have learned to use it without twising my back and its so light weight. That sweeper has become my best friend haha i am a clean fanatic and thats where my depression set in.....I cant get much cleaning done and it simply drives me crazy. I wished I had sought out a maid for help while I recovered. My husband helps but its not like me doing the cleaning.....I just have to close my eyes to things UGH......well, let me know how you are doing!!!!! You take it easy and try to relax before your surgery. I promise its not so bad.....

Meggs....I hope you have a great outcome as well. BUT 1 good thing going for you is, the fact that you are young and the younger you are, the easier a recovery. I am by no means saying you will not hurt after surgery because you will. But younger bodies do recover faster. Just make sure you get the babies things to where you can REACH. My baby is 3 and she learned real QUICK that I couldnt hold her. I know your doc said it was ok to hold her but I dont think I would bend down and pick her up....your doc's rules are very leniant. Just be careful so you dont have to do a repeat and get yourself feeling better.

I wish you both a good surgery with no complications and a great recovery!
OH and let me add, you was very smart getting your haircut BEFORE surgery. I didnot and it was so hard to manage. I always dry my hair with my head down and I couldnt do that after surgery. I had like 6 inches cut off a couple weeks ago lol much better to handle now .....
LYNN





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