Had my 1 level lumbar fusion with hardware Oct 2. I feel I have progressed pretty good. At about week 4-5 I was down to taking Norco to 2 times a day. Norco 5mg in am and Norco 10 before bed. I would take a muscle relaxer before bed. I was excited by this. I don't know what happened. I could have overdone it by feeling good. Or if it is just plain ole healing but I am 6 weeks I am having to take my Norco more often than the last couple of weeks and I am much more uncomfortable now. I am not sleeping well and can't get comfortable in bed.
Before fusion I was not having alot of pain. I was having trouble sleeping. That was caused by a piece of bone that was broke after a previous surgery. When I came home from hospital, I slept so well with Norco and Zanaflex. Now.. I can't hardly sleep and I know this sounds funny. I have a horrible deep bone pain, I am sure from surgery. I didn't have that when I came home. Also sciatic pain now...
So what gives?
So back to the chair and couch. I just am frustrated the last few days..I did do a couple of things over weekend and wonder if that aggravated it. I walked thru mall and then my husband and I tried to have some personal time..So...Any thought? Hopefully that last bit wasn't TMI.
2007 ACDF C6 - C7
2010 Aspen Cage L4,L5 for Grade 2 Spondo and spinal stenosis
2011 Non-Union C6-C7, Revision Posterior fusion with hardware.
2012 Failed fusion of L4, L5. Revision L4, L5 Fusion with hardware.