I'm four and a half months post-op from a three level lumbar fusion. Therapy has been going well and I do well at most things except going up stairs. I tend to plod up them, and it takes so long to climb a flight. I doubt that I'll ever be zipping up them as I once did. Lately, my feet have been getting tingly during the day. By night time and bed time, they feel as though they are on fire and I can't go to sleep without taking a pain pill to make them STOP. The percocet usually gets them down to a dull roar so I can manage to fall asleep. In the morning, the cycle seems to start all over again and by night they are just burning. Does anyone else have this problem?
3 level spinal fusion, L3/4, L4/5, L5/S1, November 2008. Stiff, but I can walk.