I am 5 days out of a Anterior Lumbar Interbody two level fusion with decompression. Recovery has been going good so far and as for the hospital staff they say better than most as for my walking etc..
In fact I have come home from the hospital and have been able to do alot on my own, and I walk clear to my mailbox and back with no problems. The only issues I have had so far are extreme tiredness, I just doze off anytime.
Well my problem is this, today I was having extreme pain in my back. My last two doses I had to take two hours early. I am on the highest dose of Percocet and I take 2 pills every four hours. Well all of a sudden I am not making it 4 hours and do not know what to do. My last dose I had to take two hours early, then I had to stay in bed and not move and still had bad pain for another 2 hours.
My question is do I just grit my teeth and handle the pain because I am in recovery, or do I call my doctor and tell him my pain meds are not controlling my pain? What experiences have you had during recovery?