Well, I saw my Ortho Surgeon this morning and the X rays confirm the fusion is looking consistent in flex and extension mode. All appears to be going well, the low back pain continues to be 60-70% less than before surgery, but the nerve pain/burning/shooting/etc down my right side continues.
Surgeon still says I am on my way to healing and this is all not unusual. Keep your hope he says.....
So, for now, I continue the Diclofenac, Prevacid, Percocet, Baclofen, Ultram, and Keppra, hoping to gain more relief as the days go on.
I am so sick of the narcotics or more importantly, the NEED to take narcotics, and the lack of improvement in the nerve realm.
Wife keeps telling me it's only been three months and she is correct. I was walking down the mall over the holiday cursing my leg when I turned a corner and almost ran into a wheelchair bound man. Talk about perspective?
I remain grateful to have pain in my extremities instead of missing extremities....
I'll continue to update as things change. Please keep me in your prayers and I will keep my hope alive for you all as well.