~X( I had my 2 level PLIF seven months ago. I have been on fentanyl patches since pre surgery and have been trying to wean off meds. Sothis is the second time I have gone down on patches. Well its not working. My pain level is at an 8 with the patch and oxycodone 30 mg evey 4 hours. I feel like I am not getting better. I have this tumor thing hanging over me, and still have remnants of pnuemonia. I slept like 16 hours Sat. I cant walk far, hurts to much. I called ortho to see if I could get in today. Back pain from hip all the way to rib cage. This is new. Think I did something, therefore the call. Cant take much more. I am on antidepressants and have been for a couple years or so. They are helping, just needed to vent. I am so sick of hurting. I am supposed to be getting better. Cant a girl catch a break?