I am now at day 7 since my S1,L5 Anterior & Posterior Spinal Fusion and still no BM. I'm starting to get a bit concerned. I know I have eaten enough food to justify a bowel movement but still nothing. I am on perkiset or however you spell it and a muscle relaxor and I realize this is the main cause of the constipation. Still I haven't been passing a lot of gas and I have no desire for a bowel movement. Problem is the past few days I'm guessing what would normally be pooping time is a time of getting the sweats, chills, minor headaces and a bit of nausea. The pain without question is difficult to deal with but I expected that and having back pain since my early twenties and now mid forties I can handle that. I just want to poop. I've been taken of course the doculax, again sorry about spelling. I have tried mura-lax as well. Been drinking coffee which usually goes right through me but nothing is happening. I'm thinking the Fleet enema is coming this morning next. Any suggestions or thoughts, I think I should be concerned my wife is not really all that surprised because of the type of surgery it was and the meds I am on.
Thanks to anyone who replies and your ideas and suggestions.