I had a L2-L3-L4 fusion in January 2013. 2 days post-op I felt great and was sent home. 4 days post-op I was rushed back to the hospital by ambulance and had to have all the hardware removed because my bones were bleeding and I had developed an extremely large hematoma that was strangling my spinal cord. I am now 7 months post-op and the only time I'm not in pain is when I lay in bed. I have extreme pain whenever I sit, stand, or walk for more than 20 minutes. I just returned to work full time about 2 weeks ago, and feel like I'm going to die from the pain. Are my results common? My surgeon has sent me for MRIs and they reveal no justification for the pain. I'd love to hear from anyone with suggestions or recommendations.