Re: Post SI Joint Fusion
Hey....sorry about your fall and the SI joint surgery... I also fell, 6 yrs. ago and lived in pain until I was diagnosed and had SI joint surgery 6/08.....and am still recovering. Your surgery was different than mine. I knew that there were two ways of doing this surgery...my ortho. specialist told me about both of them. Mine was the total destruction of the right SI joint....then cage, rod and screws were inserted...and I was not supposed to walk for 3 mos. or until the pain was gone or no meds. needed.... Well, I overdid....for valid reasons....but did not heal....no fusion, so I am now back at 3 more months of sitting....no going out etc. (was told surgery or 3 months. rest)
I cannot believe that you could walk only a few weeks after surgery...I could just make it in and out of bed at that point...on a walker/wheel chair...the type of surgery differerence....
Do you think that maybe you are overdoing??? Could your L5 be getting irritated?? Mine was before surgery...believe me, it was no fun.... Right now, I also have pain/ache...but it is from the bones in the SI joint area, fusing...at one point when I didn't fuse, I felt the bones slipping up and down when I put weight on them...not a nice feeling. Please, please, take it easy, rest, see if you just need to get the weight off of your healing SI joint...give it time...or you will be later on - like me. Take care.