To all of you spineys on here with the experience of lumbar fusions......What will life be like afterwards? I know everyone is different. We all heal different and so on- but will I ever be able to run again?? Will I ever get to work in my flower beds and do yard work? Those things are a part of who I was before my injury - I feel broken - and I am certainly looking forward to being sorta fixed. I know that my back will never be as God intended it to be - I realize that it will never be 100% ever again and I have truly embraced that fact!!
I am scheduled for a 2 level 360 lumbar fusion upon approval from the insurance- my NS said that it will be at least a 5 to 6 hour surgery - YIKES!!! However I do have SO much confidence in her and am comfortable that she is doing what is in the best interest of my health!
So what has your life been like after fusion??? I want to hear it all - the good - the bad and the ugly!