I had a L4-S1 fusion surgery at the age of 28. The 1st week to 2 weeks were the hardest. After 2 weeks I went off all meds and started walking a mile. Now it has been 3 weeks and I walk up to 3-4 miles a day. I can climb up stairs like I use to. I can do almost everything on my own again. Well to tie my shoes is still a challange. I'm board due to the fact thay I have to be out of work for a few more weeks. I fell less pain then before sugery, don't get me wrong I have some pain but different and manageable. I really belive I'm on the road to have my old life back. The life I had before the back pain started. The best advice I got with having this surgery was to keep walking after and it works. The more I walk the better I fell.
I also wish to thank everyone on here for there support. I could not have done thsi w/out this web site and all the new friends I made.