Burning and stabbing pain at incision site
Hi Everyone! Hoping to get some answers here. I am 4 and a half weeks out of second Lumbar fusion, I am having horrible burning and stabbing pain at the incision site. I don't remember going through this with my first first fusion. At times, I swear I can feel the rod on the right move (I did go through this immediately following the first surgery). I am feeling like something is going horribly wrong again but hoping and praying that it isn't. For the most part I feel a bit better (not much though) but this time around, I have also lost a considerable amount of weight. I know that my meds (perhaps because I have been on them so long 8 years) aren't doing much to help with the issue. I was sent home with Norco 10/325. fentanyl 75/ every 24 hours and Soma. It helped for a bit and then I switched back to what I was on pre-surgery which is Percocet 10, the fentanyl, and Soma. They really had a horrible time controlling my pain while I was in the hospital. Please let me know if anyone has had this to occur. I am scarred to call the doctor to ask, I go for my 6 week check up next week. I want to be prepared. The surgeon that did my surgery is awesome. I just don't want to think that it is failing AGAIN. I have horrible bones and a multitude of other health issues anyway. I would love to come off of my meds at some point.