Saw doc yesterday and although she doesn't usually do hardware removal, she is willing to remove mine. Of course she can't guarantee that this will decrease my pain, but surgicaly there is nothing else she can do.
My main question, and of course I forgot to ask it yesterday, is what restrictions will I have after the surgery since everything will be fused. Will I be able to drive, lift things, bend, etc.? I know it will take a few weeks for the incision area to heal. I'm just really nervous as to how stable I'll be and if there is enough support when the hardware is out.