Well here I am few weeks out from my disketomy and partial fusion surgery. For those who wonder what a partial fusion is, its where my doc drilled the 4 holes in L4 and L5 then placed the doner bone in the holes to fuse the two together. He explained it was still a fairly new proceedure but the results have been good so far for success.
Well I am at work still sitting behind the desk and just recently had my check up with the doc. I would like to say my visit with him was wonderful but I can't and its my fault. He asked me about my back brace which I had left at home the day of the visit. He wasn't happy that I haven't been wearing the brace more then I was.
No excuse on my part beyond hating the restriction of the brace for which it was designed for but also feeling like I was in a bear hug all day long. It's just totally uncomfortable but when he mentioned the need for it so the bone fusion would be a success I started wearing more often then not.
So far though, pain is slowly decreasing and my leg doesn't seem to bother me as much as it was. I am getting feeling back into my feet and the stinging is lessoning more and more.
I just have to stop being stuborn and do what I am told. I should however return to field work in another two weeks from now and I am ready to go.
I am also backing down off my pill intake so thats really nice.
Hope everyone is doing well also. We can say that '09 is our year of healing.
I wish everyone luck and success with their recovery also.