Re: Another Update
Megss, hang in there. It seemed like conservative treatment took forever and didn't work for me either. I waited almost 2 years with my pain in my right buttock and right leg before having surgery. I was hesitant for obvious reasons, but I am so glad that I had it done. Mind you surgery was the last last resort, recovery is a long long process, but am still glad I did it.
Sending you lots of hugs during this stressful time. I hope things work out and you hang in there.
I just found this board and am getting great advice and support, I wanted to give some support back. I hope your doctors appt. goes well today.
Like Lynn, I also was on Dilaudid/Hydromorphone via IV and barely remember my hospital stay. I do know that it gave such great pain relief that I was able to get up the night of my surgery and walk about 10 feet. Oral meds have a tendency to work differently for everyone due to individual metabolism. Norco/Hydrocodone works better for me orally as well. Take what works best for you.
PLIF L3-L4 with titanium cage
(Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion)
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