I am now 7.5 weeks post op from an L5-S1 PLIF. At 5 weeks I was feeling pretty good, so I returned to work. I have a desk job, but I'm really not sitting anymore than I was at home. Sleeping has never been comfortable (before or after surgery), but these past few nights have been terrible. The tailbone is extremely sore, but not really when sitting, but rather when lying down or walking. Rolling over is very difficult still and coughing or sneezing is just plain painfull.
I called the doctor's office the other day and the nurse said that he would refill my Hydroco(?) one more time. I mean geez, I had the Percocet when I came home, got off that early and was put on the Hydroco. I just wanted my first refill. The nurse made it seem like I was a druggie. Anyway, I only take one at a time at bedtime and it does seem to help, but not all night.
Any advice or suggestions? I want to get feeling better, but I've been a little discouraged these past couple of weeks.