Turned out to be an infection, a puss pocket, was what the surgeon called it. I went down to the valley Thurs. Hit 3 birds with 1 stone. The surgeon, my G.P. and my P.M. Drs. The drive down and all of the driving to all of the appointments Proved to be a challenge and very painful. But the surgeon took x rays and checked it out. And decided to treat it with Keflex 500mg. 4xday for 2 weeks. He also had me go do blood work to see if that confirmed his diagnosis. I'll know the results of that on Mon. But the redness is almost gone and that pain from the site is over 50% better already. So the drive was well worth it!
He said, he had never seen an IPG stick out that far. And that's probably why it happened during the XLIF surgery. I told him I was about a very skinny 170 lbs. when the scs was installed and now I'm back at my normal 210. But he didn't indicate that, that had anything to do with it. I like and respect him as a very good surgeon. But I can't figure out why he didn't have something to protect that site while I was laying on it for 2+ hrs.
But all is good now!
Good luck, Jim
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