I also worry about. I see him the end of August when he will do an X-ray to look how well my bones are fusing. I think my first fusion at C6/7 was the hardest, as far as recovery goes! Grip strength fell after operation and returned to pre-operative levels within 3 months. Those first few weeks after surgery were pretty tiring but several people reminded me that my body took quite a beating going through the surgery and it takes a while to recuperate from that amount of trauma. Listen to it. Sincerely,Dr. My doctor contemplated doing anterior and posterior due to the extensive damage of my spine and then decided to do an extensive anterior approach. You’d be surprised how quickly stamina is lost and how long it takes to build back up. I see the doctor on Wednesday this week for my first post op. Also at that time they did not use any hardware to hold it all together, so I had to wear a soft cervical collar for many many months! As the days have passed I have become increasingly more fatigued. Ultimately, the fatigue typically lasts about 2-3 months. Even minor surgical procedures, such as outpatient surgeries, can leave the patient feeling very tired. I’ve found that fatigue is super common after any major surgery. i was near ideal bodyweight so not much fat was removed. Absolutely zero energy, i struggle to even stay awake during the day even after getting 12 hours sleep the night before. This is very good to read. “Sure,” I … » 3+ weeks post hysterectomy: Fatigue and belly fatigue 4 Replies, Last Reply 05-11-2018, Started By Ashleac1 » Worsening Pain 2 weeks and a day post hysterectomy Sandy Marlette Shultz says on July 26th, 2018 at 3:40 pm: They took the bone for the graft from my Iliac Crest on my right side,I thought that was very painful! I am worried what I can take for the pain? “It’s time to get moving,” the nurse told me. I usually tell my patients that 3-10 days is the peak time for bruising and swelling. Post Edited (Taller Now) : 6/23/2014 10:06:25 PM (GMT-6). Like you said though, not enough data to know. Did you have a bone stimulator? You need to rule out an infectious etiology causing the “shivers and fatigue”. And yes, he expects a long healing time since before my surgery I asked him about, Joined : Missing Key Value : en-US, 577 2009. It is especially hard if your used to being active, but by refraining from over doing things now....... will pay out big time in the future! I hope Abilene that you are doing better. It does sound like your doctor is doing all he can for your complicated case. Infection can occur between 1-3 weeks after surgery and can be associated with fever and chills, as well as redness, warmth, increased swelling and tenderness at the surgical site. Hope your day is going well with answers to all your questions. I do have the bouts of muscle spasm and some nerve pain down my arm shoulder when I over do it (which is minor stuff, but obviously too much). i'm 3 weeks post surgery and i have these shivers that wrack my body. This is … It will be 3 months since the Da Vince prostate surgery in just a bit less than a week – 12 weeks/3 months, pretty close, but hopefully even that extra few days will make a difference. Women who had vaginal hysterectomy continued to experience sleep disturbance and fatigue 6 weeks after surgery, while those who had abdominal hysterectomy reported better sleep and less fatigue at 6 weeks compared with baseline. I still have left leg sciatica from a failed L5/S1 surgery, but the shot of steroids they gave me at surgery has calmed that down a a bit too. Fatigue after general anesthesia is very common and is secondary to the disruption of biological rhythms and the sedative effects caused by the drugs used for sedation.It can be felt for a few days to a few months in nearly one third of anesthetized patients. In the grand scheme of things, two months isn’t that long. Yes, they removed a lot of bone spurs, prepped the plating area, and bone that had built up between the vertebrate since I had bone on bone and the body reacts by building bone when you lose the cartlage. I am usually the tough person who gets through stuff and mentally I am struggling right now. As mentioned in #2, the anesthesia itself causes tiredness. My son-in-law (married to my surgical RN daughter) is a pilot in USAF and currently deployed. The urologist wants stents to stay in for 3 weeks, I go back in for removal the 14th of April. This could be related to the surgery, as in an infection, or, f you had general anesthesia, might be symptomatic of pneumonia, or it could be of entirely different etiology, with a differential diagnosis that could include lymphoma or leukemia Please contact a physician or go to an emergency room as soon as possible. I will start a new thread with the title of 4 weeks post op acdf so check that and hopefully it will help others. I also have migraines which trigger off with the pain. I would mostly dissolve into tears and collapse on the bed. about. Fatigue is very common after joint replacement surgery. looking for some extra reassurance lol. When you move around it actually shakes off fatigue. So that would be the same as my local bone graft using the lamina, thus saving us from having another incision in the hip for bone graft. Fatigue 3 weeks after acdf surgery. The researchers found that 67 of the 128 participants (52.3 percent) reported persistent fatigue at a median 10 weeks after initial COVID-19 symptoms. RESULTS: There was significantly higher self-reported sleep disturbance 3 weeks after surgery compared with baseline. And the day after I wrote the above question I took three short walks instead of two and also tried to eat pizza (which I think irrated my esophagus) and I was down with horrific pain which I could barely control with my pain meds. This needs to be evaluated in person by a physician. Answer: Shivers and Extreme Fatigue 3 Weeks After Surgery. I have to wear it 4 hours a day. It usually lasts 3 to 4 weeks after your treatment stops, but it can continue for up to 3 months. I hope and pray it is fixed for good now! I was doing well there, doing warm up exercises and after about 4 weeks one of the rehab people asked if I was ok. Told them fine. Tips for overcoming fatigue after hysterectomy surgery Take the time to lie down , rest and recover every day, especially over the first six weeks Sit rather than stand when you have the opportunity, especially over the first six weeks (this will also reduce the amount of pressure on your wound when compared to prolonged standing) Part of your problem is that you are still healing from the operation, and another part of your problem is cutting back on your pain meds. Shaking chills after srugery suggests an infectious process going on. So are you going to increase your medication that you have been trying to decrease? I think this surgery is BIG and much more than what I thought that is for sure. definately never felt like this before, literally falling asleep while still sitting up. The information on RealSelf is intended for educational purposes only. And losing your voice. Thank you for the question. You have had allot done, I am sure this is not like your other surgeries! I felt exhaustion and extreme fatigue. Thanks all, my husband reminded me that it will be 3 weeks this Thursday so it has been just a bit over two weeks. My cardiologist originally told me that I could go back to work 3 days after my ablation, so I did. Perceived effort rose after operation and returned to pre-operative levels by 3 months. You seem to be doing well for only 3 weeks post-op. I would contact your doctor immediately and follow-up with him. The first thing you need to rule out is infection. hello, i had gynocomastia surgery and stomach lipo. Lack of Oxygen: Some people find that they breathe differently after surgery because it hurts to cough or take a deep breath. I just reread your note and understand that your own bone scraped off during the surgery was reused for the graft. And White Beard, thanks for your service for our country. Obviously I have lots of questions for my neurosurgeon this week. Your symptoms are not common after surgery. If you know me, attention is never my modus […] White Beard, thank you for to the encouragement. It also speeds digestion. Talk about. While we do connect people with vetted, board-certified doctors, we don’t provide medical consultations, diagnosis, or advice. I was visited by hospital nurses and put on a programme 1 day a week at the local medical centre (sort of mini hospital facility without beds). Support Forums > ... Posts : 356. Even with a Dx of chronic fatigue syndrome or severe depression, aside from drugs/diet, you do need to fight through it, and find a way to get busy. Be patient with it. Most people are ‘restaurant ready’ by 2-3 weeks after facelift surgery, which means with make-up on and under not-too-bright lighting. also i have extreme fatigue. Yes, it is quite normal to feel tired. If you’re experiencing a medical issue, please contact a healthcare professional or dial 911 immediately. Results: Clinically important fatigue (≥6.7 of 10) was reported by 145 patients (34%) before surgery, decreasing to 14%, 12%, and 8% at 6 weeks, 6 months, and 12 months after surgery, respectively. Vitamin D3 fights Fatigue after Bariatric Surgery Most of the population is vitamin D deficient. I think I would be in a wheel chair down the road if I did not have surgery. Many HysterSisters complain of ongoing fatigue following their hysterectomy, even beyond 6 months. Thanks for checking in and I will continue to post my progress. 3. Fatigue 3 weeks after gallbladder surgery Download Here Free HealthCareMagic App to Ask a Doctor All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. In addition, a third of the women who participated felt tired six months after their hysterectomy (a). the fatigue from this surgery was/is like nothing I have ever felt. This can lead to pneumonia, which can cause serious complications during the recovery p… I have a 6 inch vertical scar and the doctor said he had to do a lot of work since two vertebrate were forward and two pushing on my spinal cord along with the nearly absent disks (he said vertebrate grinding on each other) and lots of spurring and had a lot of cleaning to do to on pinch nerves on both sides of my foraminal areas. My incision in on the right side of my throat, it angles like your tendons do (further out toward jaw at top and near center of neck at the bottom) in the neck but starts just under my chin(which us completely numb now) and angles towards the middle of my neck to the top of my clavicle. I have a couple more questions. it will run from my sides up my back and its happens all the time. I am thankful that my preop pain for the most part is gone. Your body is engaged in healing and doesn’t really want to go out and do much else! No... Taller Now I never did have a bone stimulator for any of my fusions. I remember the last time I had surgery and woke up shortly after the surgery. Now, sharp as ever. brain fog/fatigue three weeks after breast augmentation. According to a 2002 study, many women feel fatigued for about 10 weeks after a hysterectomy. Yes, icy conditions could be a neck surgery patients worst nightmare! At first he thought I would only have 85% of my own bone and the rest donor, but it turned out he had plenty to use 100% of my own bone to use. You could have an infection and need to be seen by a physician immediately. That, coupled with 3 days of bed rest (sleep) led me to continue the walking, and it IS helping. Posted 6/21/2014 5:48 PM (GMT -7) Hi, I C4-7 acdf surgery 3 weeks ago and can't believe how fatigued I still am. Consult with a doctor virtually or in person. Breast Augmentation. I am finally able to swallow easier and getting good nutrition. We do understand wanting to improve faster but it just does not work that way I'm sorry to say. Question: 2 weeks ago I had emergency surgery for a 7.7 size kidney stone. Take that from one who knows first hand! After about 5 But I have heard that the posteior approach is much more painful than anterior. still feel tired and exhausted after two weeks of surgery A 64-year-old male asked: i'm 17 months post op two level lumbar fusion surgery and still having muscle tightening, muscle fatigue, and muscle spasms...is this common? I'm glad you shared it all. Fatigue increased for the first 2 weeks after operation, was back to pre-operative levels within 1 month, and improved further at 3 months. Infection can occur between 1-3 weeks after surgery and can be associated with fever and chills, as well as redness, warmth, increased swelling and tenderness at the surgical site. You have to be patient and let your body heal. It made it very difficult to even get up to go to the bathroom. 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