3 months post posterior L5-S1 fusion
I am new to this site. I had a PLIF of L5-S1 in November for spondylosethesis. My surgeon told me recovery would be 2 weeks. First week, no work, and second week - I could work from home. He was completely wrong! I am now 13 weeks post-op and have horrible pain. I feel worse than I did before surgery. I went back to work part time about 4 weeks after surgery, and am working now trying to power through the pain. My surgeon has been extremely bad with follow up and answering questions. He sent me to pain management and PT, said X-ray and MRI look fine. He won't give me any answer or explanation of why the pain is still so debilitating. I spent 4 days in bed last week unable to move. I called he surgeon and he said take more meds. Some days are better than others. I am definitely improved from where I was about 6 weeks post-op, but the last 6 weeks haven't seen much improvement. Anyone else have similar results? It has taken over my life and I am so afraid it will never get better! I am relatively young and otherwise healthy. I need to work. I am so stressed and frustrated. Sorry for the complaint, just looking for any advice or ideas. Thank you!