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Pain after ALIF Surgery 17 months ago
Hi everyone, I had ALIF surgery in March 2007. I had alot of setbacks (blood clots, pneumonia, blood transfusion, Fentyl poisoning, incisional hernia and some other fun things) but finally was pain free, fused and was able to move forward with life with my family. Until now.
The pain has returned. I have the same back pain and sciatic pain down my leg as before surgery. I went back to work as a Home Health Aide (giving the sick and elderly baths, help with showers and personal care) 4 months ago and this pain started 2 months ago. I am really scared that something has happened inside.
Has anyone else experienced pain like this after surgery that was over a year ago? Any thoughts/suggestions? The pain is so bad that I am back on pain killers, muscle relaxers and laying flat on a heating pad as soon as I get home from work. I feel like I did before surgery and with everything that I had go wrong the 1st time, needless to say, I am freaked! :''( I do have an appt with my surgeon at the end of the month but if anyone could share their thoughts it would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you! :S