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Back surgery in 5 days: What am in for?

Having back surgery on Dec. 19th. Fusion of L5-S1 with bone from pelvis and some "hardware". Doc has been great with the exception of what I'm in for in terms of post-op pain and recovery. Basically, he's told me "it varies." I do know I'll be hospitalized for at least 2 nights. [more inside]
posted by jrchaplin on Dec 14, 2013 - 10 answers

Good guided meditations for surgery recovery/pain?

Looking for guided meditations/mindfulness practices specifically for help with post-surgical pain, besides Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief. [more inside]
posted by scody on Oct 30, 2013 - 8 answers

Pain after knee surgery

Pain relief question for elderly parent. [more inside]
posted by jenh526 on Aug 12, 2013 - 6 answers

Am I supposed to be healing this slowly? Or is this quick?

5 days ago, had general anesthesia lapropscopic surgery for salpingo oopherectomy (badly scarred right ovary and tube removed), appendectomy, D&C and exploratory surgery found massive adhesions and one intestinal cyst. Everything was cleaned up, I was sent home that afternoon with 2 days of Percocet and given basic after-care instructions. [more inside]
posted by kinetic on Apr 8, 2013 - 20 answers

A pain in the neck

I just had surgery on my foot. Why does my neck hurt? [more inside]
posted by to sir with millipedes on Jun 7, 2012 - 13 answers

Ovarian Cystectomy Freak-Out

I'm set to have an ovarian cystectomy (and possible oophorectomy) at the end of the week. I'm pretty scared about the surgery, the recovery and my future fertility. [more inside]
posted by Aquifer on Apr 15, 2012 - 20 answers

When is it ER time with a gallbladder attack?

How do you know its time to go to the ER with gallbladder issues? Can I wait 24 hours? Please calm my nerves! It's 3:30am, I just had two bouts of loose stool and one episode of throwing up. [more inside]
posted by MultiFaceted on Mar 25, 2012 - 21 answers

We didn't know it would be this bad. Really.

My husband had surgery recently and we are struggling with his home care. Please share your post-surgical pain management and caregiver experiences. [more inside]
posted by fanta_orange on Mar 2, 2012 - 20 answers

How do I make air travel less painful after surgery?

How do I make air travel less painful after surgery? [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Dec 23, 2011 - 10 answers

Self-hypnosis downloads for oral surgery healing?

Recommend a self-hypnosis tape (online download preferred) to listen to in preparation for wisdom tooth extraction. [more inside]
posted by pants on Sep 3, 2010 - 12 answers

Have you had any experience with herniated disc back surgery? What should I expect?

Hey everybody, I asked about my leg pain/sciatica and got a lot of helpful answers last time. This is a followup on the same topic. I recently got an MRI back that says I have "There is a large extradural mass extending posterior to the L4-5 or L5-S1 intervertebral discs most likely L5-S1. This likely reflects an extruded disc fragment from a disc herniation. There is extensive effacement of the right S-1 nerve root. This extends up to the level of the L4-5 disc. Diffuse central disc bulging is present at L3-4. No compression fractures or other bony abnormalities are identified." My chiropractor said that I have the next to worse kind of herniated disc and that it is "leaking" and putting pressure on the nerve. He was anti-surgery last time, but after seeing the MRI said that is pretty much my only treatment option at this point for relief. I am having horrible leg pain and am on pain killers pretty consistently. I am mildly freaked out about surgery, but I need to get back on track with my life. Please help me get a better understanding if you have any experience. Thank you! [more inside]
posted by gibbsjd77 on Jun 8, 2010 - 20 answers

Rear ended by a drunk driver then effed in the rear by the medical system.

Bone graft gone wrong. Testicle swollen, major pain, difficulty walking, Doctors not helping. Need advice. [more inside]
posted by pmaxwell on Nov 20, 2009 - 8 answers

No song titles about noses, septums or breathing, strangely enough.

Deviated septum fixed - but 'new nose' feels damn weird. Advice appreciated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2009 - 9 answers

My cat is high, but he doesn't seem to enjoy it.

Yet another cat health/vet visit related question. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Jan 7, 2009 - 9 answers

How painful will my tonsil removal be?

I'm 34 and getting my tonsils out and my palette shaved.. I hear it's really painful. What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Jun 6, 2008 - 23 answers

Why does the knee still hurt?

On average how long is there pain after knee replacement surgery? I had a partial done Dec. 12th and still have days that I have to take pain pills for the discomfort. Is this typical? Should I go back to the doctor?
posted by lag on Feb 26, 2008 - 7 answers

Name this chemical!

Name this chemical! [more inside]
posted by frankie_stubbs on Apr 10, 2007 - 16 answers

Weak in the Knees

What can I do about weak and painful knees? I'm a 21 y.o. male with weak, creaking, grinding, and occasionally dislocating knees. Cause/options/suggestions? [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Aug 14, 2006 - 11 answers

Pain, surgery and the aftereffects.

My 13 y.o. son had a metal plate screwed onto his radius on Tuesday afternoon to correct the way it was healing from a break about 3 weeks ago. He's in a LOT of pain still and I'm hoping that anyone who has had this kind of surgery can tell us something about recovery time, medication and how much pain they experienced. [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry on May 26, 2005 - 13 answers

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