I recently (3 months ago) underwent a fusion of L4-L5, with a cage, rod and screws. Still no relief. After a month, I developed 4 blood clots in my leg and 4 in my lungs. I give up! In hospital 5 more days on drip and sent home with cumadin. How much should I be walking now? They wouldn't even let me up to shower in the hospital because a clot could break loose. Now I'm afraid to walk! My neuro guy hasn't even seen me for a follow up. Have I got myself a bum neurosurgeon? Shouldn't someone have warned me about this stuff? I'm depressed and to top it off back at work, standing and typing. I don't know if I should be consulting with my general practitioner or call the neuro's office and talk to a nurse? Help!