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Hi Jim
Yes, I am at 12 weeks post surgery - I was told it would be about 2 months recovery and my boss laughed at me because I thought I'd be back by the end of the 2 months. It's 2 months recovery and then at least 3 months rehab. but that's mostly because of the leg weakness due to the nerve damage.
WC is worker's compensation.
Yes I also do the logroll, but have not had any additional pain from it (maybe because I don't have any feeling in the left hip area). However, my husband ended up with a pinched nerve from using one leg most of the time trying to get out of bed after heart surgery instead of rolling the hips with knees bent to get out. He was in so much pain that he couldn't move - pretty scary since it had only been 8 days since his surgery - 1 day after coming home. Went to the ER, was given pain med, muscle relaxant and later stretching and walking (plus doing the log roll properly) - only took a few days and his hip was fine. Definitely talk with your therapist about your hip/thigh pain.
[QUOTE=ivorylassie;4319498]Hi Jim
Yes, I am at 12 weeks post surgery - I was told it would be about 2 months recovery and my boss laughed at me because I thought I'd be back by the end of the 2 months. It's 2 months recovery and then at least 3 months rehab. but that's mostly because of the leg weakness due to the nerve damage.
WC is worker's compensation.
Yes I also do the logroll, but have not had any additional pain from it (maybe because I don't have any feeling in the left hip area). However, my husband ended up with a pinched nerve from using one leg most of the time trying to get out of bed after heart surgery instead of rolling the hips with knees bent to get out. He was in so much pain that he couldn't move - pretty scary since it had only been 8 days since his surgery - 1 day after coming home. Went to the ER, was given pain med, muscle relaxant and later stretching and walking (plus doing the log roll properly) - only took a few days and his hip was fine. Definitely talk with your therapist about your hip/thigh pain.[/QUOTE]

Hi,

Some good news: The sharp pain I was having when moving around when lying down seems to be happening much less. I don't know why, but it's either because it was from nerve pain and it's getting less, or because I've stopped taking the Lyrica (nurse's suggestion).

Also I've started doing some water walking, as you mentioned, which I think also helps.

Thanks,
Jim





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