12 weeks post op L4-S1 alif
Ok so I had my fusion on Janusry 26, 2010. Felt great and things seemed to be going just as the doctors said. Pain levels droped conciderably for many weeks. I have been weening myself off of the morphine that I have been on for several months. I was at 90mg/day along with breakthru narcotic medication. I am now down to 30 mg/day and suposed to drop to 15mg in a nother week or so. Heres the problem and I'm just not sure if is normal because of the weening off the heavy meds or if something is going wrong.
I have been walking @2-3 miles a day for trhe last few weeks and I am still able to do a mile or so without to any issues. But in the last 2 weeks my pain has been returning. The infamous knott in my left buttock was the first thing I noticed and now I get pains from my lower back to the knott, to the point that I have problems even while laying down resting. I was able to toss and turn with little pain but now have extream pain when I attempt to rolll on my side.
I am tempted to increase my morphine again but havent and am hesatent to do so because of the side effects I've had.
Am I experiancing FBS?? I hope not, I will have another x-ray on monday as see my neurosergon next friday. Should I call him before that??
I'm just very concerened cause I felt as if i was doing so well untill recently, kinda scared becasue of the horror stories.... I have limited my activities in hope that tings will get better but I have a feeling something is wrong. Any input from anyone that has had similar issues would be gratly apreciated as my problems seem to get worse on a daily basis.