My daughter had surgery, will be 6 months on April 10. She is having lower back pain, back of her hurts and she also tells me her muscle hurt. I understand why she had surgery. I don't understand about the after the surgery part. From what I gather for posts is that she will always have pain? What do you do for the pain? She was not given anymore pain meds. Wondering if I should take her back in? If I do? Is it back to her Neurosurgeon ? or do I find a Neurologist? Sorry so many questions?? Just a mom trying to help her daughter.
She did start back a little at a time. She is now going everyday. Yes, she does carry books and they do have stairs. I thought about the book part( her sister goes there helps her). I didn't think about the stairs?? I will talk about this with her in the morning.
Ok I almost didn't put my two cents in but as a college student with chiari I know enough about adjustments. I hate to even suggest it but one thing that improved my life drastically when dad bought me a Kindle so I could carry my kindle instead of a bunch of books. Nook might be better because it's connected to Barnes and Nobles. For the stairs at school, all schools usually have elevator access for the disabled. Try to make sure the school knows she needs that. Also ask for notetakers because she'll probably miss things that she needs to write down because she might be distracted by pain or bathroom needs and so forth. Also find out what else the school can offer her. Many services are required by law even with temporary disabilities by schools and you need to know what's available.
Very good points, and not knowing if the school had an elevator or not.....this is y I said she should feel like she can ask for help at school....but u have to know what she needs help with.
Talking with the school is a great idea, but many times they may not be helpful with out a Drs note....so, do talk to her Dr as well and see if u can get this for her to help with some of the issues that mey be taxing for her.
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