Well, I had my L5-S1 fusion at the end of October of last year. It has been about 4 months. I just wanted to report back to let everyone know that there are SUCCESS stories out there! I have been back to my doctor twice and both with positive feedback. Xrays at this point look great. I go in for a catscan at the beginning of March to make sure the fusion is going fine and then a dcotors appointment a few days after to confirm. He said that I would be released to do about anything at that point.
I went to PT for about a month starting in December.. Started walking a few miles that month as well. I have GRADUALLY made it to a light jog and have been going 2-3 miles per day. Very lightly. I am going to get back into my FIRST 5K on March 6th.. I will go very light but I am so happy that I can even do this.. As for pain I really do not have much at all. NOTHING like I had prior to surgery. I do feel tightness in my legs at times but I can tell that this has to do with the lack of exercise and flexability in that area that I have had to take part in the last several months. I cannot wait until that comes back to me. I am slowly working in other exercises as well for other parts of the body. Really focusing on the core area. Man I lost alot of strength and flexability while I did very little for over 2 months.
Anyway, this site really has helped me the last several months. Thank you all! I will keep you posted following my last visit in March!