well, I had my 6 week post-op visit with my Surgeon. My x-rays looked "excellent" to him and he couldn't be happier. The difference between my 2 level PLIF 6 years ago and this 2 level ALIF is amazing.
He told me to keep doing what I am, use the brace when I am up and about and see him in 6 weeks. Hopefully at that time I can ditch the brace. I mentioned that my neck started bothering me again big-time, (thank Goodness we both have a sense of humor) and he said that I was a "disc degenerating factory", with some sadness ,and humor, but I know he was trying to also lighten my load.
Anyway, just thought I would share my good fusion news. Happy New Year to you all, and less pain.... Lisa