2017-05-09 Recovery Day 64 – Short Version

Quick update more to come tomorrow.

First the good news, the surgery went well, I can move my feet and toes, move my arms, fingers and thumbs, in summery everything that moved before still does, and which did not does not. The report from the assistant surgeon was that they fixed twice the number of compressions that they had identified needed to be fixed. My spine was in a mess, no wonder all that pain.

The bad news, due to a clerical error my Fentanyl Patch that needed to be renewed today was not, setting my baseline for the breakthrough medication from 100 MG to 0 MG. All I was left with was pushing the breakthrough button giving me 0.2 MG every 10 minutes limited to 4 an hour and 20 per 24 hrs. Hospital procedures don’t allow the totals to be changed.

The reason for this short report is that my room was full of provider personal trying to figure out a fix. I finally got the patch at around 3:00 PM which put me in overload. More about that tomorrow, as well as my physical therapy preparation.