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New member needing info on PO multi back fusion
>:D< Hi everyone...i'm new to this site and hoping to get some answers and support for my husband that had a 2 fusion surgery on his lower back 2 months ago. He has multiple discs that are not in so good shape above these but not to the point of surgery and actually I read on here that a 3 disc fusion is very rare due to the movement. Anyway... my main concern is how he is feeling after 2 months and if this is normal. He is actually doing alot better than he was the first month. But like I heard on here, it seems he takes 2 steps forward and 1 step back. One day he would feel really good and decide to get out and try to do something (it takes alot to keep a good man down)but later that afternoon and the next day it's pure hell...he can turn one way and he says it feels like his back has broke in two. he's still taking some baby steps and still sleeping in the hospital bed that they delivered to him once he got home from the hospital. When he rolls over to different positions in the middle of the night I can hear him moaning. Prior to this surgery he was in excellent shape and a stocky muscular guy but now he gets depressed because he is so limited to what he can do. Another concern of mine is his pain medication. When they sent him home they had him on Percocet and Valium but he decided to change to Lorcet 10 and Soma or Flexeril. I know he needs the pain medication but the last thing I want is for him to get an addiction problem on top of all this other. Is there anyone out there who is around 2 months PO or later? If so then would you please give me some insight on this and how you are progressing. How long is this recovery gonna last? Any help provided would be greatly appreciated...
Thanks so much!!!