this is my feelings at near 6 weeks post alif l5/s1.
At 4 weeks post op, all was going well, i even came off all codeine/morphine medication. ive not slept properly for over 10 days, im tired and sick of back pain keeping and waking me up.
I am due my 6 week check on thursday and it cant come soon enough. Since i came off morphine, ive had horrible grating pain close to my hips and now i feel my back is in painful spasms all the time. i have no muscle relaxers and i am waiting a prescription to be done for some tomorrow. no opiod pain killers will touch it.
Last night i went back on the morphine and i feel lousy for doing it, but i had to. i know my surgeon will probably advocate weaning off, but this last 10 days ive hardly moved due to the pain. at least when i was properly medicated i could mobilise better.
sorry, i just needed somewhere to release my inner thoughts.
L5/s1 discectomy & decompression 2009
ALIF l5/s1 2011
Awaiting X-ray & consultant to see if fused, but experiencing a lot of pain again