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almost 2 months

Still taking all the meds. Suffering from all the side effects from the meds. Able to walk around the block when ever I want, I'm a 55 year old man, who had PLIF on L4-L5, L5-S1. Just started driving. Tried to stop taking the morphine, but had severe pain on the incision site. What concerns me most is I still have pain and numbness in my right leg and hip. This is why I had surgery in the first place. The doctor said to keep taking my morphine oxycodone Flexall and Gabapentin. Wondering if the original Pain will ever go away? The numbness in my right leg and hip seems more severe the ever.finally getting out of the house, seems to help alot. Will I ever be the way I was before all this?Next doctors appointment in a month. TRYING TO BE STRONG


  • Ellen625EEllen625 New Jersey, USPosts: 757
    Hang in there! It takes a long time with ups and downs to recover. I know its hard to be patient. You seem to be making some improvement if you are driving. I couldnt drive for about 3 months before surgery and a week or two after. The more I was able to resume more normal activities, the better I felt physically and mentally. 
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