Hi everyone! :wave:
Rose, don't get too worried. Bone growth typically doesn't starting showing until 3 months. Some of us have been blessed with remarkably faster growth, for which I, for one, am very thankful. But it can take a year or more for fusion to be complete. Some people are slower at growing bone than others, even if they do everything to the optimum. Keep up your exercises and your walking. Are you still off the cigarettes? You've done so well, don't give up. There's still room for a whole lot of hope!
Hi back, Shawley,
Guess you got your question answered before I got on here and found it. I had heard of Vicoprofen, too, and actually have it on a sticky note on my computer to remember to ask my family doctor once I get switched over to him for pain meds. That won't be until after the next little surgery in September or October. I won't rock the boat for now, but it does concern me being on tylenol for the long term, even though it's within the "safe" range.
Pepper, I hope you get some relief. Maybe save it for the worst days. Are you done with school and able to relax more now?