My Leg is killing me! As most of you know I had l4-s1 fusion on 7/8. I have been suffering from an infection in one of the incisions since my two week check up. At that time my NS also told me that one of the screws was placed very close according to ct near one of the nerves. I feel like I am getting WORSE by the second!!! Lifting my head, turning my head, moving my leg, laying down. ANYTHING exaserbates my symtoms! I have an appt with my NS on wed 8/6 but I feel like I did two years ago when I had a herniated disc. I do not want to have surgery again but I cannot take this pain. NOTHING is touching it. I am on Fentanyl 75, I have Oxy 5-325 and Valium. I have tried ice- I have even tried this ultrasonic thing my mother brought over b/c I am desperate. An to boot that lump that I came home from the hospital with is still in my let too.
Sorry for the long post.
Here is my question though... Has anyone had to have a screw re positioned so close after a fusion? Is it a big surgery?
Freaking out a bit.
Oh and I forgot to mention- weakness in the leg and almost no reflexes either!