It has now been 7 months since my back surgery. I had a two level fusion L4/L5-L5/S1. I was doing fantastic until about a month ago. I started really feeling sore. I am a school teacher and I am on my feet ALL day long. Long about 2pm I start feeling really sore and EXTREMELY tired. I get home and sit down and I can't get back up because of the pain. I lay down and I go stiff and can't even turn over without crying out in pain. I was hoping that it was just weather changing or something that would go away in a few days but it has been much more than a few days it has been WEEKS (4-5 to be exact). I have gotten to the point that I have to get back on my pain meds because I can't function without them. What is going on? I am scared to go back to the doctor because I am afraid that something might be wrong. I keep trying to make myself believe that it will pass.
Has anyone else had this happen or something similar, this far post-op? Any ideas what might be the problem. I was doing SO good, I was taking care of myself and not doing anything stupid to mess up what I had done.
Let me know what you think.