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I just wanted to let you know that I had the same surgery but mine was done on 2 different days. I had the ALIF on 1/29/08 and the PLIF on 3/5/08. I had terrible nerve pain in both legs after my surgery. It actually had started while in the hospital and they said "Well the nerves are irritated." It got worse when I got home so I called and that gave me Neurontin. It helped my nerve pain but I ended up having a terrible reaction with legs both swollen to the point there were small blisters. I had to come off the medicine but they said they think I got by the worse part with the Neurontin. I know how you feel because my legs were killing me. I still can rub my legs and it feels like something shocking my legs. Are you taking any kind of nerve pain medication like Neurontin, Lyrica or Topomax (?) I would definitely call the doctor and get something.

Please hang in there because it will get better. I know what it is like having your husband out of work and bills coming in because when I had my neck surgery October '06. I ended up with an infection in the abdominal incision which lasted for 3 weeks. I also have a hard knot beside the incision and I have been told it is scar tissue. I just want you to know that you are in my prayers and I am sending out best wishes to you. Take care of yourself.

Gentle Hugs