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Hi all! Just wanted to touch base. I had my L5-S1 ALIF on 2/5. Everything went as planned surgery wise. My pain has not been well managed and I’m having major issues sleeping or getting comfortable enough to do anything. Laying on my side causes incision pain like it’s going to bust open. Laying in a recliner or on my back kills my hips. I’m wearing my brace and taking Oxycodone and Zanaflex or Flexeril as needed around the clock. I am also using ice. Nothing is helping me. I wander the house at night testing out different pieces of furniture. If I happen to get comfortable it’s for 1-2 hours max. I am trying to be patient. It’s not working. Just wondered if anyone has any words of wisdom to help. I feel like I am getting very depressed on one hand but it could be sleep deprivation idk. My surgeon got snippy at the hospital. Thought I was taking too much medication and made a comment that I just needed to quit all pain meds cold turkey because I’m Dependent on them. This started my downhill slope. Yes, I have taken Flexeril 2-3 times a day for years. Norco 10/325 veryoccasionally for 2 years. So, when you have to stop the only 2 things that help (Ibuprofen and Prednisone) naturally you increase Norco....but I take too much....Really? This has ruined the good rapport I thought I had...another reason I’m upset and rambling. Any advise? Words of wisdom?