Well I broke down & called the doctor this morning. The past 2 weeks, my lower back right around my incision, has been killing me. It is the stabbing pain that I had mentioned in one of my previous posts. It's not shooting down my legs or anything. (thank goodness) There's no specific time when the pain hits. I could be sitting & just tweek the right way, or walking, but mostly it happens when I stand up. When the pain hits it makes both my legs buckle & sucks the air right out of me.
Last night I cried myself to sleep because I was in so much pain. My pain medication that I've been taking does not help this stabbing pain at all. (Percoset 5/325)
Had my Open TLIF on October 14 & have been doing exactly what the doctor said to do. Absolutely no BLT & just keep walking. The past 2 weeks I've been hurting so bad that I haven't been able to walk as much as I should be.
I'm sitting here waiting for a return call from my doctor. I told his office that I was in so much pain last night I almost went to the ER. I've been alternating ice & heat, trying to stay positive.