I suppose I'm looking for reassurance. I'm 5 months post op and still having to take a half to a whole 5 mg hydrocodone a day. Doc just okayed me to take ibuprofen which does help. Still having lots of trouble sitting at work all day. The pain is now more of a burning than throbbing type and doc is thinking it's scar tissue related, especially because I'm fine when I wake up but awful by 6 or 7 pm. He wants to try PT and deep tissue massage to see if it helps.
I'm really disappointed. I thought I'd begin to get "back to some type of normal" by 5 - 6 months. I wonder how others are doing at 5 -6 months? Doc says alot of my problem was due to extensive cutting to remove a huge synovial cyst wrapped around my spinal column. I don't really care. I just want my life back.
So how are the rest of you guys getting along at the 5 - 6 month level of lumbar fusion? Please include your age as I do thing my 57 years isn't making it any easier.