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Thanks to everyone for your replies. I took double on my Lyrica and it helped because I am thinking sciatica. Since my original pain rated 10 (actually more) and now I am at a 8.

SusanG650- I am not to do anything until they finish my surgery. I had the Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion on 1/29/08. I was suppose to have the Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion on 2/12/08 but I came down with a wound infection and they have been treating me with antibiotics. I go to the doctor on Thursday and I have got to tell them about this pain.I am only allowed to sit up for 15 minutes each time. If the wound infection is okay then I believe my surgery will be on Monday, 3/3/08. I think it looks as good as you can get it.
Susan I wish I could do exercises but he was very strong on doing nothing. It seems lilke I always have problems recovering from the surgery so I am not sure if I might be allergic to something they have when they stitch you up. I was told a long time ago that I was allergic to cotton and they should not use that on me. I had had a hysterectomy and had an infection in the wound and then 2 years later had my ovaries taken out and I had an infection again. I have been told that they don't use cotton anymore so I don't even mention it to the surgeon but I am going to tell them on Thursday.

Who has had this procedure done? Will you tell me if I am doing too much since I have been restricted quiet a lot. I don't know if I am doing something wrong and this pain is expected. It is such a strange pain because it has now moved over to the left side (leg). My doctor says he doesn't like recliners but I have felt that is the only place I get comfortable. I do walk around the house but can't really stand any longer then 10 minutes and the same thing goes for sitting. I try and sit down at the table with my DH and I can only sit there for maybe 5 minutes. Since I was hurting all morning long I tried sleeping in the recliner and the couch. I had a terrible time getting off the couch. How does everyone sleep? I guess this is one of the negative things about my surgeon being in Nashville and me 2 hours away. I thought about going to the ER but the Lyrica kicked in and I was able to get some sleep. But the pain that I am having is terrible. When I get up in the morning or when I go to bed at night I don't want to feel this bad but this pain comes when I move and when I try the body roll to get out of bed then the pain starts up again and I am in tears when they hit.

Thanks again everyone for just being there for me. I can tell you that the PA is going to hear a lot from me because she is the one who told me to go ahead and double up on pain medication. This board is great.


Thanks again to all