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Hi LAF ~

Can you describe where the pain is? Is it on the outside of your leg, near your hip...or more in the pubic area?

I didn't have any bone harvested but I have heard many people say that it is the most painful part of the surgery. Sees to be a fact of life that going to PT can initially make things seem worse. They have a way of finding our weaknesses and then stressing them in an attempt to make them stronger. I guess there is pain before progress....

But I would certainly mention it to the PT.

If they laid you on your stomach for the surgery, it could be the femoral nerve that was "annoyed" during the process...and it can take awhile for it to calm down. Once nerves are disturbed, it takes a LONG time for them to heal.

Are you on something for nerve pain like neurontin or lyrica??

xx M:(M
First off..Thank you Diet Pepper for responding (since we all know you have been suffering so of late..many thanks)

To everyone else how interesting to hear from so many with the similar symptoms...Some with bone grafts and some without..Which probably means it's simply related to the fusion itself...I guess...weird???

Marlos Mom yes it's in the groin (pubic) area on the inner thigh where the top of the leg meets the hip...What's weird it's the OPPOSITE side from my original pain......Now today I'm getting those weird little creepy crawler feelings on my calves (the backs of my lower legs right above the ankles) Perhaps because they have me doing calf stretches the nerves are waking up??? My Dr. asks me to wean myself off the neurontin and I stop it a few weeks ago...I'm only taking Tylenol extra strenght and when I have a tough day a 1/2 a Darvocet.

How are you doing MM?? Many people have told me that they had a real hurdle at the 3 month mark...Gosh so many hurdles>>>>

Love and prayers to you all...I think we should ALL pat ourselves on the "back"...Don't you think? But not too hard....