Good evening y'all! I've been reading here for quite some time, but I couldn't register here due to 'puter problems. Anyway, thanks to EVERYONE who's put their stories, questions and advice on here. It's been a comfort and learning opportunity for me. I need it, too, because I'm due to have an L5-S1 PLIF done Tuesday (Nov 10) morning. I picked up my TLSO brace today and have worn it about, trying to see what I may and may not be able to do with it on. I can see that the TLSO is going to be a laugh-a-minute! I guess I'm going to be in that rig for about four months, so we'll have to become friends. Is the brace usually required for so long after the fusion?
A bit about me since you don't know me. My name's Aaron and I'm 46. I live in Arkansas just a bit north of Memphis. I have had back pain on and off forever, but it's really slowing me down the last couple years. On a CT for an unrelated problem, I was found with a grade I spondylolisthesis and a dose of DDD in the lumbar area. So, that's what I'm going to get repaired next week.
If my computer cooperates, I'll post more if anything interesting happens. Thanks again, y'all for putting your experiences out there for people like me to see.