i have not been her for a while. i had what was called a lateral fusion where they corrected a defect in my l3 vertabrae. it was dislocated so they had to fuse it by going in the side. well weird. i usually have gotten along with my pain dr but when i told him i was having surgery, he freaked.. he looked at my scripts for 4 years, gave me a urine test and gave me a bad time. he did the same when i saw him after surgery. well i went back after 2 months and what do you know, he treated me like the person he used to. very polite, did not chew me out, did not look at past scripts etc. i have no idea what happened and why he changed his mind. and this month the same. i guess he got his panties in a bunch, my wife thinks he was upset for my having surgery and he had to share me with another doctor
I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.