Well today was my four month check up for my L5-S1 PLIF. Good news is that I can, for the most part, stop wearing my hated TLSO brace!! YeeHaw!! My NS suggests to still wear it on bad days or if I'm doing anything like riding on the tractor mower or my motorcycle. That's cool
So-so news was that my x-rays didn't show the massive about of new bone growth I'd expected. There's just a faint "feathering" of new growth on the top and bottoms of the bone graft (allograft) pieces. I still have mucho trouble sitting in a straight backed chair or office chair. I'm still on lifting restriction and BLT limitations. I go back in May for further eval. No work at the steel mill 'till at least then.
All in all, I ain't gonna complain. I'm just so happy to be away from that brace (did I mention that? hehe!) Oh, and he told me to lost 25 lbs. What? Me fat?
Peace out, Earthlings.