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Hi Debbie,
Any NSAIDS, like ibuprofen or naproxen, are considered no-no's. They can interfere with the fusion process. But I know there are some doctors out there who really don't worry about that. I would stay away from them if you can. Maybe you need a little Vicodin or something of the sort if you're in pain now. You may need to talk to your doctor about that.

I understand that need to be "doing." That was really hard for me, too, to just stop and rest. But my family was very good about reminding me not to try to do things I shouldn't be doing. I was very careful, and it paid off. I am fully fused!

A day at a time...

Take care,
Emily :wave: