Lois Eileen


 
Posted by loiseileen (16 posts)
Sep 03, 2013 11:11 PM

I am still here. I only had the scs in two days as I managed to break a wire and pull out a lead and the stitches. I think it happened when I drove the car. It was long enough to know that I want to go ahead with the implant. Just waiting for neurosurgeon to set appt. Can you tell me how long I have to be extremely careful so I do not pull anything apart this time? I really tried to be careful but now I feel as though I am going to have to lay around on my stomach and do nothing for how long?? Thanks for your help. Blessed day to all, Lois

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Posted by flygal (474 posts)
Sep 03, 2013 12:24 AM

Lois,
Obviously, everyone is different. However, some guidelines:
Most doctors advise no bending, lifting or twisting for various periods; my initial surgery it was 3 months, and I was given a brace as a reminder. After my repair, it was 4-6 weeks. Based on your trial experience, I would strongly suggest you ask your surgeon to fit you for a brace to prevent problems after the permanent placement. I think it is one of the reasons I had such great results. I still use mine when I weed, mow or do other activities that are stressful to my back. Also be sure your Grabber is by your side at all times.
Plan on about a week to recuperate from the surgery; before surgery make lots of frozen dishes so you won't have to do alot. But that doesn't mean stay in bed for a week. Walking a couple of times a day will get you going again, even if they are very short walks. Try to increase your walking distance a little every time. Laying around doing nothing can cause problems.
flygal

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