So blown away at the moment. NS has just told me that TLIF done in November last year on L4/L5 has failed and that I now it looks like I will need a 360 to do a double fusion (refuse L4/L5 and fuse L5/S1). Had such a bad time last time because I am hyper sensitive to opiates so pain levels were through the roof and this next one is going to be so much worse.
Can anyone tell me whether there are alternatives to using opiates for the pain? Also - how long before I will be up and about again? I've already been off work for 9 months due to complications with the TLIF.