I underwent a 360 spinal fusion last week. The only requirement for getting discharged from the hospital was to have normal bowel movement. I did not have any movement for the first two days and I was worried. I started having colace and forced some prune juice down my throat after 2 days and finally I had my first bowel movement after the surgery. So, I was sent home after that. I felt elated thinking this is it and things would soon go back to normal. It’s been 5 days since I am home and there is no sign of bowel movement since then. I have tried everything, prune juice, dried prunes, colace and dulcolax. I also tried drinking lots and lots of water but no luck!!! I am worried now that there is something wrong. Should I call up my doctor or is it normal to not have any bowel movement for some time, post this surgery? What would you do if you were in my situation?