When I was a fresh postop I was stuck sleeping in a chair for 2-3 months. My back felt very hard due to the 14" long incision and the hardness of it due to the amount of sutures used to close me up.
At my 3month appointment we discussed this issue and my surgeon said it was most likely due to the sutures and they would start dissolving now that I was 3 months postop, and he said they had to use a lot of sutures to close me up due to my size.
This Friday is my 6 month checkup and the problem persists in a different way now.
I can lay flat for 1-2 hours but then a dull ache starts in my lower back on the right side. It gets worse and worse to the point I have to standup and walk around, and I usually end up sleeping straight up in a chair, as it also hurts to recline or have my feet propped up.
Curious if anyone else had this issue? I can sit/walk without ANY pain or discomfort.
Another issue I started having a few weeks ago was sharp pains, like being shocked when I move a certain way, starting in the right lower back area. It shoots down to my posterior thigh when it occurs but goes right away.
In any case I go back to my surgeon this Friday for my 6 month checkup and will raise these questions. Just curious if anyone else had the same issues or have any advise what to ask the surgeon.