Hi to all those recovering,
I am writing to inquire if anyone has had sore throbbing muscles around the surgical site. I had a MIS TLIF (L5-S1 region, one level with bone graft+Z plate) on 5/27. I stayed in the hospital for 4 nights prior to going home due to pain control.
I am not sure if I am just sensitive with the recovery process? From 6/5-6/10 I was taking 1 Percocet (5/325) every 4 hrs with valium (5 mg 1-2 per day). I've worked myself down to around 3 Percocet per day with extra strength Tylenol ( 3 pills per day, 500 mg, don't want to take more than 3000 mg of tylenol), started this routine on 6/12. I am still in quite of bit of pain, since reducing my meds I've been getting less sleep due to the discomfort (5hrs of sleep per night). I am on valium but try to avoid taking it during the day because it makes me lethargic.
My neurosurgery service wants me to transition to just the extra strength Tylenol if possible. My Percocet script runs out in 2 days.
Has anyone delt with this after surgery. I am only 3 weeks post-op ;/