Because I didn't I didn't do this in journal form rather than individual weeks. I need to maybe be a little repetitive about what the XLIF surgery is. It is a lateral entry, minimal invasive surgery. Done from the side rather than front or rear. And it's done on a x ray table. With a new nerve monitoring system called Nero vision. You can get all the information you want by typing XLIF into the spine health search box at the top of the page.
I'm a little late on the 5 wk. report. I had it done and was ready to post when I bumped the mouse, and poof! gone! So I had my panties in a bunch for a few days!with a minimum
at 5 wks. I'm starting the day with stretches and a 45 to50 min walk. And walking 30 or more min. 2 more times. The infection that I had opposite the surgery site, on the interior of the SCS, IPG, site is gone now and so is that pain. the pain that I now have from the surgery is bearable with a minimal amount of meds. I have actually cut out all of the post surgery meds. and I'm just taking the meds. that I have been on for the chronic pain prior to the surgery. I'm more and more impressed with this new type of surgery. The healing time is fast. And I've regained most of my mobility. And if you remember, at 7 days I showered myself without my shower chair and completely dressed myself with the exception of putting on my socks. And at 10 days I could do the socks. The most important thing to me, ( having mucho permanent nerve damage from previous surgeries) Is NOT 1 NERVE WAS DAMAGED. And no muscles were cut!
Good luck, Jim
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