Hi Digger and welcome to the chronic pain forum. Wow, you see the dr in another week and you will be released to return to work on that date. Do you feel that you are ready to go back to work? What kind of work do you do, is it light work or heavy work. If you do not feel you are quite ready for work you really need to let the dr know this. Sometimes going back too soon can lead to just more problems.
You know I have read about a lot of people having the same pain you have described after surgery and many have found out it is muscle spasms causing this. Are you by chance taking a muscle relaxer? If not you should consider asking the dr for one. Perhaps between a muscle relaxer and your pain meds you can get the pain level knocked down some.
Anyway, I wanted to pop on and tell you hello and welcome aboard. Please keep us posted on how you are doing...Susie
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