Feels like when I sit down I am gonna break in half and get cut in half and I just want to yell I need some help it's been 7 weeks since I had the 3 level fusion S-3 to S-1 AXIALIF 360 on the S-1 and XLIF on the other 2 discs and I have this unbeleiveable pain going right through the back spine and waistband above the right buttocks and the pain happens when I sit down try to get into a car or curl my chin into my chest to get into the car or get out of the car, or just sitting down to lay down on the bed or couch do you know if this new pain goes away with time, as the bone finally fuses with the other vertabra? Maybe it is way to early I am just tired of Dr's giving me the run around when something major is happening to my body that has never happened before. I am hoping that is is only growing pains as the healing takes place ,I know that when it feels like it is cutting me in half on my right side it cuts off my breathing and everything and pretty much wants to drop me to my knees. I hope all of you are getting some kind of relief I have been using the smooth move tea every night to deal with my intestnal problems and it seems to be working thank god for this site. Let me know John H. PS I know that this is a long recovery and I am probably jumping to conclusions but it's all I can think about and I have had several Dr's tell me I look really good for having such a big surgery that all sounds good to the ears but when you feel like you are being cut in half by a samurai sword constantly those compliments go out the window and quickly. Anyway I would appreciate some input if you guys and gals have some time thanks again I pray God Bless's all of you . John Harrison PS Is there a chance when this does start fusing this sharp pain will possibly go away? I hope and pray that it does. John H.