I had my 5 1/2 month postop checkup yesterday on my L3-L5 fusion w/pedicle screws PLIF. I'd had an ALIF on L4/L5 with cages only back July last year. Well, the NS pops in after the nurse and looks at my chart, hands me the xray disc (didn't look at them?) and then says, well I'm leaving your next appt. open, just call us if you need us. I was so flabbergasted I didn't say anything. I had had to wait from 1pm until 4:30pm to see him and that's all he does. The nurse had gotten all the answers about my aches and pain and how I was doing...said everything appeared to be going good this time. But, then he just practically brushes me off???
I was thinking that I'd at least have checkups until the year mark was up? Is it becuase I had the ALIF last July with cage movement and pain, that now the PLIF in December was the fix and he's done with me? I want to know if I'm fused yet. I wanted some recognition that I'm still going through some issues sitting for long periods of time and spasms. From myself looking at the xray disc after I got home last night, I can't really tell if there's bone in the cages or not and if the screws are still straight and okay. I'm really disappointed.
What would you guys do?