Re: 3 weeks post ALIF pain(discomfort)question??
fedup,Usually paients with that kind of surgery go home with some kind of an oxycodone(Percocet). So the hydrocodone (Vicodan) you are on is a weaker pain med anyway. Also, yes it is normal to be where you are at now @ three weeks. Actually I think walking for 30 minutes a day is ahead of the game. The pain I had after my last fusion was almost unbearable for about three weeks. During this period I could hardly do anything except get in and out of bed to go to the bathroom. After that initial three week period (for me anyway), the worst of the pain was over. However I was still on Percocet,then later switched to hydro for another five months.....janiee
Last edited by janiee08; 08-02-2010 at 11:32 PM.