Hi everyone. I'm new here but been reading comments for awhile. I just had back surgery 2 weeks ago. I had a lot of pain--mostly a 9 or 10. I suspect some criminal behavior on the part of one nurse who didn't follow doctors orders regarding pain relievers. I will follow up on this.
Right now I'm healing nicely and not in too much pain. I'm 66 and in good shape otherwise. I took the advice of many of you out there and it really helped me. The main problem I have now is I'm having trouble sleeping (in any position). For some reason my left buttock and left leg hurts (didn't before surgery) and wakes me up every 1 or 2 hrs.. I HAVE to get up and walk and take 2 percocet to get rid of pain. 2 hrs later the samething happens and I HAVE to get up and walk and take maybe one pill. I left a message about this today to my surgeon (hope he replies) but could use any suggestions. I have less pain when walking.
Thanks to you all!
Laminectory and #1 level fusion, L4, L5, S1 Taking Percocet