Hi everyone I'm new here I'm 5 months post op, l4/5 inter body fusion , cage bone graft screws. I have constant pain in my legs in my back , I can't feel the hard ware. I can't bend or pick anything. Up more the. 3 kilos and only for short time. I'm always tired restricted and can only walk 10 to 15 minuets some days.
I'm on lyric endep. Codein muscle relaxers, etc, The whole idea of surgery was to get of drugs and get stronger, I'm worse the before the surgery., now the doctor says it takes 2 years to get better, X-ray done at 5 months showed NO fusion..
It's depressing. Life I do t know if I. Going to get much better, I now rely on help from others to do,things that a normal person can do ,, showering dressing and sleeping is a nightmare.. Can't seat for more the 20 minuets before I feel pressure. Is any one out there going through the same thing I.m new here.. Maria.Fusion 3 months and afterRecovery from Back SurgeryChronic pain and depression