I am a new member and this is my first post although I've read quite a few posts over the course of the past couple months and found the info very helpful. I was bedridden for 3 and a half months and was diagnosed with a bilateral pars defect at L5. I had decided on surgery when there was no improvement from non surgical options. My doc performed a direct repair of my pars defect using the Scott wiring technique. It is four weeks post-op and while I have felt improvement in some pains, I find new ones seem to crop up all the time...which appears to be normal based on reading other people's posts. I felt like I was slowly getting better but now I feel as if I am slowly sliding backward; walking is extremely painful even though it was getting to be non painful (I still use my walker). Also I tried my first stand up shower 3 days ago (I was using a chair to sit in prior to that) and feel more muscle aches and pains each day since the stand up shower. My question is; has anyone else been bed ridden for a significant amount of time before surgery and if so, did you have different aches and pains with your muscles after surgery? I am getting extremely depressed and am looking for any type of support or experiences that you all can share. I also was taking Valium 2x daily and oxycodone 10 mgs every four hours. I lowered all my meds and was ok until this stand up shower experience, now I am increasing them again to deal with the muscle pain.
Sorry for the novel here.....
Bilateral pars defect L5