On July 2nd, 2009, I had a spinal fusion from L4-S1. Unfortunately, post surgery I found I was allergic to most pain drugs. I was put on steroids for 16 days and felt great. Following the surgery I went to rehab and was released after 6 days. I was doing extremely well. When I was weaned off the steroids I could not tolerate the pain and was given one more week. 3 days after I finished my steroids I fell asleep on my bed. When I woke I could not move and had to call the police for assistance. I am 48 years old. I was put on celebrex for the past 2 months with vicadin (up to 5 a day) and valium. For the past 6 weeks I have been sleeping on a chair because the bed is to painful. My doctor says this is very rare. Most patients do not have this type of pain 3 months post surgery. My CAT scan looks great. All rods and screws are in place. I did have a lot of nerve damage. He is now recommending pain management. This is a results of a car accident. Last year I underwent a disectomy at C5-C7 (which was a much easier recovery.) I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this type of pain post surgery. I do great walking but lying down is just unbearably painful. I would appreciate any comments regarding my condition. I am extremely overwhelmed.