I went to the NS yesterday and the xray shows that after only 3 weeks one of the two disc spaces are already starting to fuse (l5-s1) WOW!! l4-l5 has a cage and my NS said it would take longer to start to show signs of fusion as the l5-s1 space was packed with bone without a cage. Everything hardware-wise looks great. I have left leg, hip and groin pain but it still early in my recovery. I follow up again in 3 weeks. I am STILL so swollen from my belly down to my tip toes- and no one seems to know why????? I am suppose to hear today regarding my appointment to see a hymotologist regarding my blood issues. (please note that my blood level are not related to my surgery) My NS does not think the swelling is from my surgery. We will see what happens.
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