I thought I would heal a bit faster than I have. I think that I am INVINCIBLE!!! I am 30 years old and the doctor seems to be impressed with my healing. He said my age is wonderful thing. That said, I have a lot pressure/pain in my sacrum. After sitting or standing for about 30 minutes I have to lie down or recline to relieve it. Is this normal? The muscle spasms in my back are awful and I still have nerve pain in my left leg. Although, it is not as bad as before surgery. The surgeon said that my L5 nerve root was "crushed". I was not given a brace to wear. The surgeon seems to think that it would weaken my core muscles. But I worry that I am moving to much and that I won't fuse. What has been everyone else's experience?
My employer wants to put me a desk job when the doctor releases me to go back to work with restrictions. How long do y'all think before I am able to do that?
Any comments or stories shared would be wonderful!