I am 6 weeks post-op from a 2 level fusion, and doing extremely well for the most part. I'm on no pain meds at all, except for the occasional tylenol, and it's been that way since about 2-3 weeks post-op.
However, last night I was squatting down and putting some things back in the refrigerator, and I lost my balance a little bit and started falling backwards. I didn't hit the ground (I caught myself on the refrigerator handle), but I yanked my back pretty good. I almost think it would have been better to hit the ground, since my rear was only about 3-4 inches from the floor.
Today I am hurting pretty badly. I can't believe that such a small thing can cause me to hurt! I feel like I'm made of glass! GRRRR. I guess 6 weeks out from surgery isn't that long, but I'm so excited to get my life back that I want to be better RIGHT NOW! OK, done venting now. Thanks for listening!