I'm just wondering how many of you out there are currently recovering from or have recovered from a double lumbar fusion? I had the above surgery on May 12th 2015 (3.5 months) and still in quite a bit of pain (although original pain has gone). I am able to walk relatively pain free for around 8-10km per day but most of the pain is coming from directly below the incision in the centre of the spine. It hurts when I sneeze, trip over, turn over in bed etc and I still cannot bend without pain from this area. Just wondering if anyone has had similar symptoms and how long it took to resolve? Also, if I overdo things like too much physio or walk too far then my legs burn/tingle for a few days after and the whole lumbar area throbs like crazy. I'm off work for another 3 months before I'm slowly introduced to work again.
Micro Discectomy L5/S1 Feb 12
Anterior Fusion L5/S1 June 12
Posterior Fixation added to L5/S1 Nov 12
Hardware removal Nov 13
TLIF at L4/L5 May 15
Posterior Fixation added again at L5/S1