Glad to get in on new site.
I am 4 weeks out of L5 S1 Fusion and have not been able to urinate on my own. I was cathed for 3 weeks then it came out. I was able to push and get some urine out, but went back to Urologist and had to have it placed again. Can't empty bladder own my own. I have also had three bladder infections and had antibiotics. They say it is not uncommon to have your bladder go into shock like this. They said it could be at least 4-6 more weeks before I get control again. Besides this, I am getting better each day. Still a bit of pain after sitting for a long time. Walking each day. Feeling better now that infection is not bad. Coming down off pain meds and listening to doc. I go next week to get X-Ray to see if fusion has begun. Hope to get ok to drive and PT.
I wrote this post on the old site and received 2 responses. Was told this is not very normal and should get more opinions. I noticed someone else had the same problem, but did not get their name. If anyone could help I would really appreciate it.