I had my 6 week checkup on March 13th. Fusion was visiable easily on the x-rays, not as dark as the other bones but could easily see it.
I was told I could still not lift more then 15lbs but on my 3 month checkup (April 24th) I would have all my restrictions lifted.
Has anyone else had this? I am trying to figure out if the PA did not explain herself clearly enough or if it is feesible to have no restrictions at 3 months.
Overall I could not be more pleased with my progress, from surgery onward to 7 weeks postop now.
I still can not lay flat nor recline in a recliner, so at 7 weeks I am still sleeping upright in a couch chair. Have not felt much improvement if any on this issue. The PA said its most likely related to scar tissue or hardening from the amount of sutures they used to close me up in layers, she said they had to use a lot to close me up and they take 12 weeks to disolve or begin disolving.
How has your progress line been? From fusion to return to nominal function.