3months post op and pain level can get pretty ugly... really starting to wonder if this is going right. cant find any comfortable positions, always feeling like i can feel the metal in my back. I'm way over weight and the kicker is I received a wonderful present from the hospital... MRSA.. 6 weeks of cubicin drip.. wondering if its really gone. or if I'm gonna have to go through the horror of having hardware replaced.. just very frustrated..hmm meds changed from 10 mg. perc and 20 mg. oxy to 5 vic and 10 val. vic not quite cutting it. but dealing with it best i can. i have nothing to compare my pain to. hoping to hear from someone in same situation with positive outcome.