Hi, everyone! I am 11 weeks out from L4-5 minimally invasive fusion with cage. I know it takes time, but I also have a possible job opportunity coming up. I have a quite physical job, so I am worried about that. I'm a radiologic technologist, so it involves helping people move, on my feet, etc....I am still taking Percocet, trying to back off of it, but still need it for pain. I still have nerve pain in buttocks after activity and just the right side of my back gets tight, even after stretching, etc. I am just getting frustrated, because my mind says go and my body says no! I just don't think I could handle an 8 hour day yet, even though this would be 3 days a week. But they are back to back days! Am I expecting too much? How much more time do I give myself? Just seem to be getting frustrated...trying to do everything to strengthen and stretch my muscles, but I seem to get fatigued within four hours. Just getting myself ready to go somewhere takes it out of me too! Please give me some comparison stories so I know what to expect! I have had seven other surgeries, not on my back, and this by far is the worst!! Thanks for the support!
radtechtam MIS L4-5 Fusion