Dr. Park just came by to see me and reiterated that he thinks the surgery went really well. He is very optimistic that I will have no residual spasticity!
Yesterday I was a little worried because I could not lift my legs at all so I asked to see the surgical resident. He pretty much told me to ‘pump my breaks’ and reminded me that I was not even out of surgery for 10 hours at that point. Fast forward to this morning – I was able to lift my legs up a bit, hold them in the air, and bend them. I cannot wait until Monday when I will have the chance to stand-up and maybe give walking a go.
A few of you have asked if I noticed any increase in control and flexibility. I don’t know yet because the “magic elixir” is still doing its thing so my legs are pretty numb. I am the first adult they are using an epidural on post op and Dr. Park just told me that with the old meds that they used post-op I would be in excruciating pain right now.
So far so good. The only frustrating thing is being stuck in bed and laying flat. But it’s not that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things.