First I would like to Welcome you to the Healthboards. Second I go a little chuckle from you screen name.
OK, on a more serious note I am very sorry to hear of all your suffering. Your surgeon has some nerve stating that he can no longer help you. First of all he is supposed to give your proper care after surgery which would include 90 days post op. Second of all how can he tell from a CT Scan that you are healing. And third, he should have explained things more thoroughly to you. Fusion recovery can take from 3 months till 1 year and sometimes longer. You said that your surgery was August 6 and I am thinking this year. That would mean that you are almost 7 weeks post op. Of course you have not fused yet. The fusion is such a long process. Usually the first couple of x-rays is to make sure that you instrumentation has stayed in place. My neuro has just ordered a CT Scan and I had it done last week. I will be amazed if it shows signs of fusing beginning and I stress beginning....
You really need to find another doctor. If you don't mind me asking was your surgeon neuro or ortho?
Also have you tried ice as you may have a lot of inflammation as I also suffered from it. Some members of these boards suggested a frozen bag of vegetables, for instance peas. You are correct when saying listen to your body. Have you tried going to your primary doctor and maybe he/she can refer you to another doctor? Gosh I really hope that you can find pain relief as you are already taking strong meds. Maybe they also need to prescribe something for nerve pain as that can also be an issue.
I'll be praying for you.
[b]Cervical[/b] MRI 10/02
Loss of cervical lordosis with reversal of the curvature.
C4-5 and C6-7 disc bulges resulting in flattening of the ventral margin of the cord.
C5-6 there is a left foraminal herniation which results in moderate foraminal stenosis In addition, there is flattening of the ventral margin of the cord due to bulging disc.
Cervical Epidural 5/19/03
[b]Lumbar[/b] MRI 10/02
L5-S1 disc herniation with moderate thecal sac deformity.
L4-5 disc desiccation with bulge which results in mild thecal sac deformity and mild bilateral foraminal stenosis.
L2-3 disc desiccation with Schmorlís nodule of L3.
Lumbar Epidural 1/30/03
Lumbar Epidural 2/12/03
Lumbar Epidural 2/26/03
Lumbar Discogram 5/23/03
Lumbar CatScan 5/23/03
[b]Posterior Fusion & Infuse on L4,L5,S1 6/30/03[/b]
Lumbar X-Ray 7/24/03
Lumbar X-Ray 8/27/03
Still no pain relief....
Lumbar CT Scan 9/24/03
Waiting for results....