3 week report. I still have pain that keeps me up at night. But it's not surgical pain. It's from having to lay on my left side to go in laterally from the right side. I have a spinal chord stimulator impulse generator and battery pack on the left side that has always been tender and bothered me if anything pressed up against it. And I was on that side on a fluoroscopic table for 2+ hrs. I have an appointment with the surgeon this Thursday to find out if it's massive internal bruising or a abscess or what?
If it were not for that I would have very little pain to complain about.
At my 1 week check up, I showered myself without the use of a shower chair. Then dressed myself except for my socks. I didn't need any help.
The mobility has just continuously gotten better and better. And I really have to be careful not to hurt myself, because of that.
My walking, has gone from 10 min. 2xday the 1 week. to 20 to 30. and yesterday I walked 45 min. 3x day and I could have done more, but the Dr. cautioned me against doing to much just because I can.
The recuperation and recovery of this surgery is amazing!
If it werent for the problems I'm having with my SCS, IPG, I probably would be cutting the meds way back by now.
After having other fusions and other surgeries, I have to say I'm verry impressed with this XLIF surgery procedure!
Good luck, Jim
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