posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 11:56 PM
a reply to: Skid Mark
Hey Skid - you are going to do great I had back surgery 28 years ago now. Two words of advice that no one ever told me that I wish I had known: go for
physio after - it will make a world of difference for the years that you get older, and after surgery there will be pain but don't let it get out of
control - keep on top of it and remember to breath when you are being moved. Everyone handles pain differently, but I tend to clench up when in pain
and the secret was to breathe WITH and THROUGH the pain when moving - don't be holding your breath like I did at first. All in all, it will go quick.
Day 1 is not too bad. Day 2 can be tough. Day 3 is either going to be like day 2 or worse. But after that it's clear sailing. I had a laminectomy and
a tumor inside my spinal canal removed. Everyone is different and handles pain differently.
Not saying any of this to scare you, but to inform and to prepare. As I say, I wish someone had shared this with me so I could work with the
experience. You are going to do great and I'll be praying for you. Feel free to contact me if you need to chat or if there is something in the way of
cheering you on or if something is on your mind.