Sorry I have not been on much lately. But I wanted to pop on and give an update on my recovery.
I am still doing really well, with the exception of pain if I sit too long. I still have back pain (sometimes severe) if I do too much. I am amazed at how little it takes to "overdo" it.
I had a doctor's appointment last week for SSDI (their doc) and the xrays they took look promising. My untrained eye saw at least some bone growth. I had not seen any xrays since my 6 week check up with my OS. Those were disappointing as I saw no bone growth at that time.
I have to admit that I have been a little depressed lately. I was feeling so good and progressing really well as far as pain goes. I had stopped taking Dilaudid, only taking a Nucynta when I really need it, using a lidocaine patch and taking Neurontin. Now it seems to take less and less to fatigue me and cause a new pain in my back that appears to be above L4 and slightly left of center. I am praying that L3 is not blowing out so soon. I know I have read that it is not a matter of if but when the disc above the surgery blows out.
Hopefully this is just stress pain and nothing permanent. It is not constant, so I can hope.
I hope everyone is doing as well as possible. I have not been keeping up, and I apologize.