Had my lumbar hybrid surgery(L4-L5, L5-S1 fusion & disc replacement) in June. I was having a very positive recovery until about 3 weeks ago when I started to have severe pain upon lying flat in my right buttock and upper thigh. They first thought it to be muscular and started me on PT to no avail. Now they are thinking it to be nerve damage or injury. I just had an MRI and the nurse told me it showed fluid around the right nerve. She left a message on my machine telling me this! I really wish she wouldn't have because now I am panicking. Has anyone else had this problem and if so what was done to fix it? The pain continues to get worse and lasts now all day but the most pain is when I get out of bed in the morning....my hubby has to literally pull me out screaming....no fun! They put me on Lyrica for pain.
Thanks in advance for anything shared!