From the end of August to mid-September, I had two spinal surgeries. I had a spinal fusion surgery for scoliosis from T4-L4 in 2003 but somehow, the hardware had gotten infected and it took up until March of this year to diagnose it. The infection was pretty out of control and into the bones of my spine. In the first surgery, he removed the hardware and attempted to remove any infected tissue as much as possible. In the second surgery, he checked on the state of the infection and did a laminectomy, fixed a partially slipped disc and did a discectomy. The second surgery was done from an anterior approach.
I was on IV antibiotics up until just recently. I am now on oral antibiotics (sulfameth/trimethoprim).
But recently I've been having pretty severe posterior rib pain to the point where I can't breathe well because it's so painful to inhale. Also, I've been having really intense abdominal pain. Should I be worried?