First of all, I have to say how much help "stumbling" upon this site has provided to me! It is such a relief to know I am not alone in this craziness of spinal pain/surgery
I thought I was doing so well at almost 10 weeks post op. Now I am in AGONY every morning when I wake up and sometimes other times as well. It hurts terribly in my right butt cheek and I have to lie on the floor and try to do my PT exercises to work it out, as that is the only thing I can think to do to help it. I didn't think it would ever stop hurting this morning. I also cannot walk without excruciating pain in the area where it hurt prior to the surgery. I cannot even make it 1/4 of a mile. I can also feel something moving in my back....not at the incision site, but about 3" to the side in my hip area...it is like when I massage it there, something "clicks" and moves slightly. Is this normal???????????
I am going to call the OS on Monday & hopefully get an appointment earlier than my scheduled Dec. 10 appointment. I don't think I will be going back to work on Dec. 16 as originally planned...