I had 2 level PLIF l4l5 S1 on Jan 15th i started feeling better about 2.5 weeks after being home. I was taking ms contin 60mg 4 + times a day and 10mg percocet every 4 hours haaving not had my post op and really no clue at the time of what i should be doing as far as how long i should stand,walk,sit and lay i just really think i started doing to much. well i went to post op feeling ok but he didnt seem to care about anything other than he did a great job the xrays were perfect and now its up to me but still did not tell me what that meant. YES i asked he simply doesnt answer with actual answers. he wants me off meds now, not totally but he wants me taking only percocet 4 times daily NO MS CONTIN or anythig else... thats insane.right? i am not willing to do so. am i wrong? he said i will be and should be in pain or the surgery is not done right. also he did say i should stay in bed lying flat 10hrs a day is that right? for 8 weeks. with lots of walking but its icy outside so i cannot go out and my house is tiny so i will literally be walking in circles-how much of teh day should i be walking,sitting etc...can i cook,drive? he didnt mention this stuff and when i told himi had a list of questions he said oh no questions that just means you dont trust me.huh? no it just means i dont know what hte hell to do and i am so nervous of messing the fusion up. i am doing alot of normal walking thru the house-the only thing i dont do is bend over and twist that causes pain.however my left side is shooting paints in my leg and hip. is this normal for it to start up again? and if so should i just take it easier than i am?
ALSO I have asked on other areas of the site but i have a appt with the dr who was giving my meds to me b4 surgery (he is my reg DR) and very understanding) and since my surgeon has made it clear he will not be giving me pain meds i dont see why i shouldnt get them from my reg. dr and explain taht i DO WANT TO WEAN just not that quickly..does that seem ok?