I used to post often regarding injections and fusion surgery a few years ago on this site.
Never received the complete pain reduction that I expected for my L4/L5 fusion surgery. I always was concerned about how things just didn't feel right. This past spring, I have had 3 injecitons (2 days relief each) and a MRI which states scar tissue at the surgery level and below. The pain is exactly the same as was prior to surgery.
After physical therapy on Wednesday (8/17) I could hardly walk. I missed work - and in the end - it gave me a good reason to decide to try the stim trial. I met with the surgeon last month (July), and was to follow-up in September. So, I made the call to set me up! I'm on a few different medicaitons, but continue to go to work, but that's all my life seems to be. Work (office Manager) and then ice/rest/stretch for the next day.
Ugh - I'm so depressed too. I pray that this will give me some relief. Everyone's input on this forum has helped me to decide to give it a try. Thank you!!