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Had my surgery done 8 days ago for L4-L5 fusion. For the last 22 months I could not sit due to a pain in my buttock; nor lately, could I can stand on my leg and also severe pain in my ankles. The pain in my foot was as if it was in a grinder. My hopes were that this would go away with surgery. My ortho-surgeon told me that it was normal to have pain for quite a while. I thought all I would have to endure would be the pain from the surgery after having all this hardware put in. I must say this pain is minimal, maybe just a bit of tightness and fatigue. If that would be the case, I would be able to control it with Tylenol. I am now taking the same medicine as before the surgery: gabapentin 1800 mg a day; tramacet 100 mg a day and 6 tylenols 650mg
I am in a panick and so depressed because that horrible pain that I had for so long is still there. Has anyone experienced this? I am a new member on this forum, but I have been following this board and have taken some very good advice from all of you gals and guys. Thank you so much for letting me share my concern.