Oh goodness, I'm sorry that I never thought of that. I had a UTI after my fusion too because of the lovely nurse that kept telling me I didn't know what I was talking about with the catheter out of place. Thank God my cousin (also an RN) was there to take care of the catheter problem. Althought it was very embarassing at the time to have my female first cousin take care of me in such a physical way, it was a Godsend to have the catheter correctly placed.
After clearing the UTI, you should feel amazingly better.
All my best!
Failed fusion L5-S1, Pituatary damage, HGH Def, Fibro, Bladder surgery failure, Nissen Failure, GERD, OCPD, GAD, MDD, CTS (Bilateral Surgery completed), CFS, TMJ, Migraines, Vit D, A, Magnesium deficiency, Pre-glaucomic (sp?), HBP, Idiopatic Reactive Hypoglycemia, Edema, too many Drug/Food allergies, sensitivites, and current meds to list.