View Full Version : This feels so weird....

04-29-2008, 10:53 PM
I am only 5 weeks post op but I have really gotten past the pain pretty quickly. I feel great as far as pain goes, however, I feel like I am walking around with a pole down my back, of course, and it feels so strange. I know the pain will eventually go away but does the feeling of something being in your back ever go away? I am just hoping that eventually I will not be able to feel the rods and I will feel like my old self again.

04-30-2008, 08:19 AM
Hi Jaimie,
Congrats on getting to 5 weeks post op and feeling so good. Yes, the feeling of your rods goes away. I'm almost 11 months post-op with a fusion of L3-T4 and am very mobile. I do not feel the rods in my back even though I have one petruding screw.
Hang in there

05-01-2008, 06:17 AM
After awhile you will forget about the rod and will not notice it when you are walking around. You are just getting used to walking with your spine in a different position and are probably still stiff when walking. This all goes away in a few months.

05-01-2008, 06:23 PM
It comes and goes for me (9 months post-op). Lately, for some reason, I've been getting that "pole" sensation more than I had been. Can't make a connection with weather, work, etc. Another mystery to me!

05-02-2008, 07:29 AM
I'm still aware of my rods, especially when going up or down stairs.....I can feel them pulling.

05-02-2008, 09:59 AM
I am over a year post op and at times I feel my rods. I didn't start feeling them until around 7 months post op.