So I saw my Neurosurgeon today for my 2 months post op appt and I got great news.
She said it looks like the graft is already starting to fuse!!!!
I had some flare ups of Sciatica, and some pain in my lower back, but she said it could be because I am growing bone now, and the Sciatic flare ups are typical.
I can't take nerve pain meds because of my Wellbutrin SR, so I told her I was really looking forward to P.T. and she said I could start NOW!
I have been having issues with the Cervical area again, so she put a referral in to work on PT in that area, too. I'm supposed to go 3x a week. Can't waitttt.
She said there is a good chance I'll end up needing surgery down the road, most likely on L5-S1, but that it won't be tomorrow, so not to worry... It could be 15 years down the road.
I have to stop taking my Valium once I start P.T. though, which is gonna SUCK
She said it's counter productive, so they are going to want me to stop. She gave me a refill, though, for when I need it. I just can't take it daily anymore. The Percocet she has no issue giving me refills for, thankfully. I know some peoples' doctors won't give pain meds after a certain point, or start to cut them down, but thankfully my surgeon is great about that. She said I'll probably need them especially now since I'll be starting P.T.
I go for an MRI in January, and I'll see her then to check up on everything... And she said if my Sciatica isn't gone in a few months, we'll do another MRI to check on the nerve, and possibly an MRI in the Cervical area.
So, all in all, things are looking great. To begin fusing at 2 months is CRAZY fast. She said it's probably because I'm healthy otherwise. Not obese, not a smoker, not a coffee drinker, etc... But who cares WHY, I'm just glad it IS. Can't wait to see how long it will be before I'm fully fused