I am 2 weeks post op from a TLIF and a L5-S1 Fusion. After the surgery was complete, the Neurosurgeon came in and talked to me about the surgery. He said they found a huge bone spur that was causing my sciatica in my leg. Immediately after the anesthesia wore off, I could feel my feet and toes and legs. Wow, what a difference. They did my TLIF and took the spur out and also put a graft in where my disc was along with a cage.
I am currently in a body corset for the next 3 months. I had xrays the next day, everything was in place and for the most part I feel ok. I do have alot of pain in my back, but that is going away slowly. I cannot bend, lift or twist for 3 months as well.
Im glad I did the surgery, the Dr said I will return to pretty much everything I did before I injured my back. I know I have to really take it easy for a while. The only complaint I have is sleeping...it seems i wake up every 3 hours or so and have to readjust myself to get comfortable. Thanks to everyone who posts their stories on here, I learned so much and had tons of questions for the Dr, but as of right now, I would say that my surgery was a success...if anybody has any questions, feel free to ask!