I am 3 weeks post L5-S1 Fusion surgery with a discetomy at L5. Today at three weeks, I am in just as much pain as the first few days?!?!
Don't get me wrong, I haven't laid around like a couch potato for the last three weeks. I have taken it easy, but I do go to the store walk around, do some house work etc. Nothing over 5 pounds and no twisting/turning, etc.
I on'y have three weeks left to recover before work now, and I am TERRIFIED!!
Is this normal? The ups and downs you hear of? Or do I need to get checked? My back feels like it is going to split in half at the surgery site and my right leg is hurting like the same sciatic pain that I had before the surgery. What is the common opinion? Experience?