Hello and Welcome to Healing Well. This is Kitt.
Your questions are tough as I do not know what else is going on with you? It would be normal to have back pain after surgery but I get the impression yours is constant and unrelenting. I do not know when your back pain started or where it is located. The same with the nausea, by 3 weeks out, you should not be having nausea every day, however, I don't know if your taking pain meds or other issues that may cause these symptoms. :)
I would suggest you check out these symptoms with your surgeon.
I am sure some of the members will share how their recovery went but again it may be different from yours.
Again a warm welcome to HW. Keep posting as we are here for you.
Take care. I hope you feel better soon.
Post Edited (stkitt) : 12/30/2007 6:02:34 PM (GMT-7)