~X( I am almost 3 months out from surgery. June 9th I had a fusion of the lumbar area. It seems the last 3 to 4 weeks, my pain in my legs and feet has increased. I feel like i felt before I had surgery. Makes me so angry. I thought at least I would be able to have some relief from the severe pain. Last time I saw him, he said I looked good and the xray looked good. He said i could drive no more than 30mins at a time. Driving hurts. I feel like the surgery has not helped at all. Am I over reacting? The dr. is sending me to PT after my next visit which is the 9th. I hope it helps with my pain like he says it will. Have any of you used a TENS unit? Did it help you at all? I will try anything at this point. Makes me wonder why I even had the surgery. Please tell me this is normal.
The other problem is my family. They think i should be jumping around and leading a normal life. How do I get them to understand that I have been told it could take 6 to 12 months to completely heal. It is really hard to live with the guilt I feel cuz my family thinks I should be doing more. Thanks for reading if you got this far. Have a wonderful upcoming 3 day weekend.