After lurking and reading a lot of posts, I have decided to come out of the wood works. In general I have been doing great after my surgery (ALIF L5-S1), much better than I thought. I had a discectomy/laminectomy 3 years ago and was pretty scared of the fusion but the pain pretty much drove me to go ahead with it in the end.
As I said I have been recovering well, walking 15 to 20 minutes 3 to 4 times a day. I am still on pain meds (Oxycodon/Oxycontin) and Gabapentin. Now 4 days ago I woke up around 4 AM with this insane burning in my right pelvis area, basically right below my hip joint on the the right leg. It was so bad that I put ice on it. It went away and I thought it is just part of the nerve pains with the associated burning that I and it seems many of you experience after the fusion. Now this has happened again last night and tonight. I have to admit that the pain is doing a number at me especially at night but this is kind of scaring me. Anybody else experienced this? I think I will call my doc/surgeon tomorrow just to be on the safe side.
Thanks everyone on the forum for sharing your experience, it is great to know to not be alone in this.