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Week 4 fusion surgery

Started by Stacyj13 on 10/23/2018 4:53am

In June I had a l4-l5 microdiscectomy and laminectomy
In October I had a l4-l5-s-1 fusion with two rods and 6 screws

I am in week 4 now and I am having more pain in my feet than I had before either surgery. I am currently taking percocet 10’s every four hours for pain and sometimes 2 if I am hurting son bad I can’t breathe. I also have Valium 10mg every 8 hours if needed. The Valium really helps relax the muscles in my back and legs and the percocet helps the back pain. However, NOTHING seems to help the constant nerve pain in my feet. I am at a loss as
To what to do to help myself. I go to the pain clinic in a few days and I am not even sure what to say or ask.
Has anyone had worse pain after surgery? The nerve pain never stops and is really depressing me. I am afraid it is not going to go away and I am going to have to retire early with disability. So many worries. I am 46 years old and have major lumbar degenerative disc disease, osteophytes, osteoarthritis, sciatic -‘d some other word I don’t even know. All I know is I am having trouble controlling pain which is limiting me from doing much walking to gain any strength back from surgery. Just feeling so down.
Anyone have any ideas? Words of wisdom? Encouragement?
No one I know quite understands what I am going through.

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