I had a hybrid Charite L3/L4, L4/L5 and ALIF L5/S1 fusion April 22nd last year and have had pain ever since. I've had more denervation, FJ injections, pain management and finally another discogram last week. Went for the follow up today and I now need more surgery. This time its L5/S1 Pedicle Scew Fusion, Sacroiliac Fusion and possibly partial removal of a sacrolised transverse process. At least this time it will be through the back and not my abdomen. But I'm still pretty scared. The last surgery took a long while to get over and as I still had pain all the while, it feels like I have never got over it. Has anyone had this type of operation and can tell me what the recovery was like and if it was successful please?
Mine is probably going to be wc 6th April.