4 months after level 2 spine fusion surgery with 4 screws and 2 bars, still in a lot of discomfort , most pain is nerve pain in right leg, have tried increasing activity to staying in bed. was told to try a part time job , now i have to sit on ice when I`m not working , the job is easy sitting and standing as i need , but its an 8 hr shift . i take 1500 mg of Gabapentin a day and 5 mg of oxycodone 3 times a day, and not sure if pain doc is refilling oxycodone , i was pushing to get off of them before i went to work.
My question is does the nerve pain ever go away??? And if there`s more i need to do or something more Doc can do??? I had worked 2 days off 1 day & worked 1 1/2 days when went to surgeon last week and the right side of my butt hurt to the point i did`nt even want to sit down but standing was`nt comfortable either, the surgeon just smiled and said graph is healing nicely come back in 2 months
I loved both my DOC , pain doc & surgeon before my surgery , was`nt sure i was well informed because most my questions where answered with everyone is different and depends on how i heal, but since surgery i feel im being dismissed. Pain doc asked last month if i was ready to do next surgery on my neck ( they want to put a plate with 2 screws, same as my back) I told him i wanted this surgery to heal 1st and be off pain meds for awhile. He as also talked about putting some kinda leads down my legs with a battery pack in my back that releases a pulse or meds , AT THIS POINT I`M NOT COOL WITH THEM MESSING WITH MY BODY ANYMORE . from the shots into my nerves to radio what ever of burning nerves to surgery , the pain just changes , granted theres some improvements and its been going on 2 years is all , i know compared to some people thats not as long nor as much pain that they have dealed with , I KNOW I`M BLESSED AND IT COULD BE WORSE but will the pain ever go away??