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Fibro and PLIF

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:27 AM in Fibromyalgia
I have Fibro and have for years. Luckily mine is not debilitating. I am curious as to how Fibro patients heal after PLIF surgery. Anyone have any experience with this? I know everyone heals at a different rate, but I wonder if actually getting up and around will be more difficult due to the Fibro pain in addition to the back pain.

I have Grade II spondololisthesis, severe DDD, spondylosis and stenosis at L5-S1...

I am looking at a two level fusion L4-S1 on March 10th.



  • I'm not officially diagnosed with fibro, but during my recovery, I can tell that I've had a few days feeling like I've got the "flu" and then it lifts. During the 9 weeks I was off work, I probably had 4 times of 2 days like this. Since returning part time, I've had a flare last Friday. I've also noticed the fog is worse.

    Right off though, immediately after surgery, not sure if it was due to the IV antibiotics and the muscle relaxers, I haven't had the allover aches as much as now that I'm not taking all the meds and returning to work.

    I know everyone is different. I hope you have the best of luck with your surgery and recovery.

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