I had a good day yesterday and was a good girl and wore my brace when I went shopping and later when I was doing active things outside. All was fine until I went to bed at 9:30 pm and as soon as I layed down the pain in my leg started up mildly. A couple of hours later it was a little worse but at 1:30 when I woke up it was a lot worse and radiating clear from my back all the way down through my shinbone. Took 2 Dilaudid and got in a hot shower, playing the hot water over my legs and back, then got out and took 2 Lyrica at 2:00 pm. Am afraid to lie down again for fear it will get worse again. Anybody have anything like this happen during early recovery from lumbar fusion? My surgery was 16 days ago.
2009 Foraminotomy C6-72010 PLIF L4-S1Multi RFA's, cervical inj, lumbar injLaminectomy L3-4 and fusion w/internal fixation T10-L4 July 17Fusion C2-C5 yet to be scheduled