Hi Fellow Spiney and Neckies,
Today marks 3 weeks post op from my ALIF. I am so happy to tell you all how well I am doing. My back pain is virtually gone, although this weather isn't very helpful (and there is the first 2 level fusion that can certainly continue to bug me from the funky weather for years(sssss) to come.
However, I cannot believe the difference from my last PLIF to this new ALIF. I know success stories are few and far between so I wanted to post a good outcome (so far!) for others to read.
Amazingly, my mess of a neck has even given me a bit of a break. I think part of it is I have learned to quickly stop doing movements that cause discomfort. I'm not delusional though, seeing my x-rays I know I will need to have another surgery to remedy the severe DDD and kyphosis, but for the moment it is nice to not start each day in pain and continue all day in pain.
Wishing you all better days ahead