Hello everyone , Well it has been a whole week now since my L5-S1 post fusion, and i feel pretty good, i am little sore at the incision site , and it itiches , i am walking about a mile on the tredmill everyday, i am only taking 2 10mg oxycontine and 2 percs a day, and i dont't have very much pain. I can feel the hardware but that should go away. I have a soft brace and i where it all day execpt when i sleep. I went for a car ride yesterday with my wife for about a hour , no problems. I guess i am doing ok. I have been taking stool softener since i cam home from the hospital, but no bowel movement yet.
I just want everyone to know that fusion works and i feel 100 times better since the fusion, My pain mgt doc is the best in the world. I am so happy and blessed that i have come to know you guys.