I am 5 days away from a L4/5 360 fusion. I am currently taking Perkoset every 4 hours and Valium every 6 hours. Which I have been doing for about a month. My pain is very severe now to the point that there are days that I can only crawl. Pain increased this week when I had to give up Advil on Wednesday, one week prior to surgery.
My question to everyone is if you experience delayed urination when using the restroom . This started probably 2 weeks ago. When I finally crawl and get myself on the toilet it takes a minute or longer before I begin to go. Sitting is incredibly painful and i just want to get it out so I can get back to laying down. Once it actually starts coming out, I go just fine . No issues with constipation or fully emptying my bladder. It just takes so long to get the pee flowing. I've heard that perkoset can cause these types of delayed issues. Just curious if anyone has experienced the same thing?
Jacki - Age 37
L4-L5 Discectomy April 2, 2009 (Felt Great for 5 years)
2014-Reherniation of L4-L5 disc
ESI #1 - August 4, 2014 - No Relief
ESI #2 - August 18, 2014 - No Relief
360 Lumbar Fusion L4/5 - scheduled for October 21, 2015