I recently had surgery on my back on October 23, 2009. (discectomy, fusion of L4-L5, L5-S1, foraminotomy, and laminectomy). Exactly 3 months and a day later, I am still in severe pain as I feel like I have a knife stuck in my lower right back and an indescrible excruciating pain running down the right side of my lower back and into my right hip and upper thigh. This pain is intensified during the evening when I try to sleep so I'm not getting much at all (3-4 hours of interrupted sleep).
When I get up in the morning, the pain in my right lower back and hip nearly brings me to the floor so I have to make sure I get up very slowly and I hold on to the night table for leverage and support. Whenever I sit from a standing position, stand from a sitting position or lie down or sit up I am wracked with this debilitating pain. I need answers as I'm undergoing Physical Therapy and my PT has modified my regimen because of the extreme pain I'm still in.
I don't go see my doctor until the 4th of Feb., in the meantime, I'm taking 50mg of Demorol 4-6 times a day and it isn't helping me at all.
Any suggestions, would be great.