Well March 1st will be my one year anniversary for my 2 level PLIF. I am getting there..It is a slow recovery for me but I was definitely improving. Well this weekend I did something to aggrivate things. I don't know what though!!! I am still very careful. I don't lift laundry, still on a lifting restriction nothing >45lbs which trust me I don't do over 20lbs. I squat not bend. But starting Sunday I have had terrible pain at my surgical site. It is inflammed I know because when I sit back against something I can feel my hardware..It feels like a log is back there..lol..And I have had nerve pain into my butt and now into the top of both thighs..which I have never had!!!! My pain mgt MD just put me on Mobic twice a day so hopefully that will help and I still take Percocet 10mg about 2 or 3 a day. He also gave me Robaxin but I haven't tried it yet. I am a chicken when it comes to taking new meds. BAD NURSE ME!!
I am sure hoping it is just the inflammation causing my problems. I need to take it easy for a few days but have to work. I have a sit down job so I try and get up and walk around when I can. But I have a stabbing pain with every step. I slept with my TENS unit on last night and that helped. I see my surgeon on Friday.
This is such a long road. BUT, and I must say BUT, before it was hurting on Sunday I have had improvement. I have my fingers crossed this is just a flare up. I need to go home and do NOTHING tonight but rest,ice and heat my back.
Thinking of my March 2010 buddies!!!! Hiya Jellyhall