Hi All, I am new to this. I had an L5-S1 fusion, Spondy2, with pars defect 3 "floating bone pieces were removed and used for fusion, decompression, a replaced disc also an accidenal dural tear during surgery with leakage (contained) but SWOLLEN! I go for a soft tissue ct tomorrow to find out the extent of the leak.
My real issue is PAIN. I am a 34 year old male in pretty good shape. I am a month out and I'm going crazy! the constipation is horrible (thank god for fleet). I am on Percocet but I feel like a junkie because I have to go to the doctor's office to pick up a written script ever time I need meds (evedentally the pharmacy can't call that in). the meds work pretty well, except for the side affects.
How long bfore I'm normal again ;-)arrgghh...I always feel I should be doing more physically to get back on my feet quicker...
BUT IT HURTS!!!! lol