I am six days out from having my L5/S1 fused and I am just curious where I should be on the recovery process. I didn't get much help or answers following my inpatient stay of around 36 hours. My doctor even forgot to put in a standing order for a muscle relaxer (flexiril) , it is really difficult to stand up either from a chair, the toilet or the bed. Once I try to stand up I fell like a catch in my left hip that I have to push myself through the pain of getting through it, imagine if you will trying to push through a cat door that is designed to let an animal out but not back in but pushing through it anyways. I have the same feeling when trying to sit but it's easier because gravity takes over. I also seem to jerk sometimes when I walk like I've been pushed or shot with a taser.
Is all of this normal or something I need to follow up with my doctor with before my five week follow up appointment ?