I am a little over a year out from L4-S1 fusion. I am ALMOST off Vicodin and Amrix. However, I have lots of strong hurt when I walk uphill. Some areas of my school plant are gently rising, but there are some that have a 45 degree angle. These are the places that really put the hurt in my back. I do flat walking OK, but with me getting most-if not all- my walking here it sometimes gets a little much.
Just wondered if others have the same problem. I am prone to overdo what I will carry in one load (laptop, lunch, papers, notebook and purse) and know that I will be paying for it.
Otherwise, I am so totally glad I had the surgery and most people can't tell that I had knee replacement one year and back fusion the next. Glad about that.