sourbutsweet, I am sorry to hear that you are having pain so long after surgery. I had a sub colectomy on June 17th and I am still having terrible back pain too. Lower back mostly. It seems that if I'm up for over half an hour, it starts. I'm popping the Advil... I have been very dizzy over the last few days too. With high blood pressure, low red and white blood cells, it sounds like your doctors shouldn't be sending you back to work. (Especially if you are a construction worker! You poor thing.) I'm no expert at this stuff, but I would definitely get a second opinion. Best of luck. Keep me posted on how you do.