Its been a long time since ive been able to post, couldnt get on for some reason.
I had adr and fusion 22nd august, so im now congenitaly fused L5-S1, fused L4-L5 and new disc L3-L4, ive had problems with increased pain in my hips, and nerve pain in buttocks, legs, hips. My surgeon feels that I have scar tissue being pushed by the fusion screws onto the nerves, so im still struggling a little,ive also had nerve root lock injections which have helped the legs, taking slow release oxycontin 25mg twice a day, and oxynorm 5-10mg as needed, I do manage to walk alot, I push on despite the pain, I enjoy to get out and take walks, but im not driving yet! I went out with a friend in her car, and she had to do an emergency stop which was a big OUCH!! X( so ive not been brave enough to get back on the road especially with the meds too, Before my surgery I had planned to go back to work (nurse) in January, but clearly now thats not going to be achievable, and its been a hard journey emotionally with so much pain, and tiredness still. I guess I just would love some reassurance that this is all normal, and things will improve, I love my job, and really worry that I wouldnt be able to do it again.
hope you are all as comfy as possible out there
sarah x :H