The first couple weeks after surgery were big time pain med days. Then for awhile, I hardly used the pain meds but was just walking a little bit and not doing much. I am now 8 weeeks, walking a mile twice a day and am gradually doing things like shaving my thighs for a few days then building in putting on and tieing my tennis shoes, building in weaning off my brace 40 min. 3 times a day.......at this point I find my butt burns and my low back feels it a little and I need to go back to my Narco once, sometimes twice daily. Some days I don't need it at all but especially the tieing shoes, has my butt burning and I need it again.
I guess my question is.....Is it normal to need the pain meds each time I try new things or am I doing something wrong??