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I agree with all that has been said and want to say that we all heal at different rates. Some individuals heal in 12 weeks, some in 6 months, some in a year, some in two years or more. It all depends on your pre-surgical condition and the complexity of your case. So please don't compare your recovery to anyone else because we are all different.

It is unfortunate but some drs will not prescribe after 12 weeks but you will find that there are individuals who are using medications past the one year point. I would get started on resolving this as soon as possible so that you can relax and let your body heal. It is a known fact that if you are hurting, it takes your body longer to heal. I would contact your surgeon and ask him what your options are and hopefully he will connect you with a pain mgmt doctor. At the same time, I would go in and visit your regular family doctor and explain the situation to him and ask if he would be willing to prescribe you meds as you continue to recover or if he can refer you to someone else who will. The key is to do this before you run out of meds. I also recommend doing this in person and not on the phone. This lets the doctor see that you are truly in pain -- it is visible.

I know you mentioned that motrin does not work for you and that you don't plan on taking it but I want to make sure that you know that NSAIDS such as motrin, aleve, advil, naprosyn, nalfron, ansaid, daypro, indocin, mobic, ponstel, rafelen, lodine, celebrex, toradol, etc. are know to interefere with the fusion process. So you want to make sure that no one prescribes these to you for at least the first 6 months after your surgery or until your fusion is well established.

Good luck and please know that we are here for you so don't hesitate to post.


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