I am very new to this so bear with me.
In August 2009 I had L4/L5 fusion. Although the fusion was successful I still had this awful pain in my buttock. Before the fusion I really thought the pain was one pain coming from the worn discs. However pain persisted and I was diagnosed with sacroiliac joint dysfunction, my doctor thought itbwas probably from the fusion and almost twenty years of walking badly due to persistent knee pain which subsequently turned into arthritis.
Anyway on 18th January I had the sacroiliac fusion surgery. All went well (apart from the post op pain etc etc) until it was time to mobilise. I am non weight bearing on my right side for six weeks minimum followed by six weeks non weight bearing. The problem is my poor left knee will not take my weight. Despite many session with the physiotherapist nothing changed. I am now home, bedridden, catheter in and will be like this for at least another month or until my knee behaves again.
Needless to say I am totally fed up. I am coping but only just, missing my showers, washing my hair and worried about just how my lack of mobility will affect my progress. So far it seems as though the horrible pre op pain has gone. I still have some post op pain but it is well controlled with pain meds. On top of everything I have had a flu bug, passed on my my lovely other half who I have to say has been amazing through all of this. #:S
Now I am faced with a total knee replacement. I broke my leg three years ago so I have to have may plate and screws removed first (followed by four weeks non weight bearing). My surgeon, who has been my rock, will remove the plate but then I have to go to a specialist as I need a customized prosthesis due to where my break was. I am totally fed up of surgery now, I just want a normal life!
Any advice or info would be grateful, especially from anyone who has had sacroiliac surgery. Many thanks.