I know that everyone heals differently, etc., etc., but how long does it normally take for the discomfort (while lying in bed)to subside? I'm 4 weeks post-op from a one-level PLIF (L5-S1) and I believe this to be the worst part of my recovery.
I hope to return to work tomorrow (after visiting with the NS) and it would be nice to start getting some quality sleep. Right now I switch positions so often during the night, and with each rollover I endure pain getting resituated. My discomfort comes from rolling from side to side and it appears to be more in the location of the hardware than muscle pain. I take one Oxycodone before bed, but it really doesn't seem to help much. Please tell me that this pain will go away down the road. I can tolerate this better knowing that the pain will subside!!
Thanks for your feedback.