This is my second surgery for L5-S1. First one was done 12/2008. I returned to work two months post op. That was a big mistake. I have a feeling that helped lead to the failure of the fusion. Dr. removed me from work on July 2008 and have not been back since. Second surgery was done anteriorly on 7/2009. I am still having a high level of pain left leg and foot. I am also experiencing a severe burning sensation through the leg into the foot as well; it actually feels warmer than the right leg. I currently cannot sit for really more than 10 minutes at a time unless reclined. Also walking any longer than about 5 minutes causes extreme pain so pretty much still bed ridden and miserably depressed. Sure takes the wind out of your sails.
L5-S1 fusion 12/2008 posteriorly
L5-S1 fusion 7/2009 anteriorly
had multiple injections and prescribed other pain meds as well.
medication: Percocet; neurontin