I would venture to say that sounds odd. I would consult another DR opinion to see if that is normal. If you are is so much pain so much later and it has fused, it seems a little odd to me. I had no pain by 6 months after my last fusion. which i am hoping to get to soon from this one. It may mean you need to have the hardware removed if it is the cause of all your current pain.
Thankyou so much for your kind words,
I value any help at all at the moment.
Something has to be making this pain increasingly worse,as it wasnt like this straight after fusion for the first few weeks,i felt great.
The problem is getting someone to say that the screw is misplaced,they all seem to be covering for each other,the radiologist,even though he was asked specifically if there was a problem with the hardware,he said the fusion was a success and didnt mention the hardware,and when my doc called to query it,he wouldnt commit to saying it was,or wasnt,and said it was difficult to tell from xray,even though myself and all my family can see it going into healthy disc space,it starts to make you feel like you're going mad.:)
Im so pleased that you have had a continuing success with your story.all the best to you,thankyou for your kind words