I wanted to start this thread for people to discuss some problems they might have faced following surgery. I had L5-S1 fusion October 20th. From what I am to understand everything I have faced following the surgery have been normal. I stayed in the hospital an extra day because of a fever that I was trying to break but other than that I have been ok.
Now I have been home for a few days and I have been facing these 2 things. My right calf on the outter side of my leg and then towards the back has been very sore. I am trying to figure out the reason. The other calf is sore but not too bad. My right one is so sore it almost hurts to the touch. I have also been battling going with my bowel movements. I have no problem urinating but to this point which has been 7 days, I really have not had the urge to go. I tried a fleet enema this morning and it helped a little but not great. I have gas, I have an appetite, I simply do not have the urge to go.
Has anyone else faced these problems?