I had back surgery on December 11th and I am in more pain now then prior to surgery. I'm afraid I will be permanently disabled because of this. I am still out of work and it's scary. Let me explain my crazy situation. I went in on the 11th of Dec and 3 days later I was put in a medical coma and a ventilator down my throat (intubation). Apparently I got pneumonia in both lungs, and my oxygen went down below 70. I don't remember much at all. So I did not get out of hospital until Dec. 31st. I have seen my surgeon twice since surgery. He said my catscan showed some of the bone graphing fell out. He says it's okay for now, but is that why my pain level is so high? Does that mean my body is rejecting the surgery?