I had back surgery, fusion at L4 & 5, 11 wks. ago. I am still having pain in my legs and feet, which have been described as the nerves haven't "settled or calmed down" yet. I was hoping by this point I would have less pain (and be off the pain meds) but it hasn't happened. I am going to PT, 3 days a week, and the physical therapist continues to tell me this is "normal". I do water therapy 2 or 3 x there. It feels great while they work on my legs and in the pool, but then later the exercise really exhausts me. I can't seem to be on my feet much more that day. Driving is difficult so I don't go too far from home.
I'm assuming by reading the blogs that this is normal. I wish I knew how long it would last. My surgeon told me at 6 wks. everything looked great on the x-rays and I need to just be patient and things would improve. I hope by Christmas, I will be off the pain meds anyway. Any advice?