I had my fusion surgery (PLIF) on Dec 2nd. After coming home first 2 weeks I had excruciating pain. But from 3rd week pain subsided. By 4th week I felt much better. That week I reduced Percocet medication and instead of taking two tablets for every 4-6 hours, I started taking 2 extra strength Tylenol and 1 Percocet tablet (after consulting with the Surgeon). I was hoping to get off from narcotics as soon as possible.
Regarding the exercise, initial weeks I used walker to walk inside the home. But by 4th week I could walk on my own with the brace on. All our bedrooms are in the 2nd floor. So daily at least I have to climb the stairs 2-3 times.
But from early this week, I am having same muscle spasms and lower pain back same as in week 3 (pain scale - 5 to 6).
I am little confused. Why the sudden change in the situation. I am thinking of visiting the Surgeon again this week.
I am 35 old mom and with 2 kids. I am type-2 diabetic and currently taking insulin after the surgery. As of now I am on Percocet, Valium, Ambien.
I appreciate any response.