I had a double fusion with instrumentation and bone graft on the 29th of June, so I'm about 5 weeks post-op. I've still been in allot of pain and walking a little around the house. I have a knee problem from arthritis and hip problems as well so it's been a very slow process in recovery.
I started taking Ambien a few weeks before my surgery to help with sleep issues. Well, apparently ( I don't remember any of this) I went into my daughters bedroom early yesterday morning after she went to work and cleaned her whole room. Bent down on the floor to put all her shoes up higher in her closet, picked up all the stuff she had on her floor and put it all away. Then I was in the kitchen and removed all the food, like package spaghetti and cans of soup on the lowest shelf of our cabinet and put it all on the counter. I can hear some of you laughing. LOL Except that today I have been in the worse pain and slept most of the day. Could I have messed up my fusion? I already have soft bones to begin with. My Dr. said to stop taking the Ambien and ice the back until I go to him tomorrow. I couldn't imagine riding in the car at all today. Ambien can cause sleep walking which I discovered the hard way and I wasn't even wearing my brace.