I had a 2 level fusion of L3/4 & L4/5, on June 29th, with instrumentation and bone graft from hip. How can I tell what is "normal" pain and what is not. I am walking but very limited in how much. Also,there's 2"lumps" in my back. Still a lot of swelling right where below where my bra strap would be. I'm 59 years young and also have Osteoporosis. My back still looks hunched like it did before surgery 3 weeks ago. I will add that back in January I had "Kyphoplasty" done on a fractured T 12 which was a work comp issue.
This is off the subject a little, but since most recent surgery I notice my "knuckles" on both of my hands are red. I did have to have a blood transfusion after the surgery. I go back to my Dr. again on August 2nd. I'm at the place of discouragement right now.