I'm nine months post ALIF/PLIF..I have been having a difficult time with swelling in my feet..I wake up in the morning with swelling in my toes along with numbness.
Most concerning is the weakness in my legs. My knees feel like they are going to buckle.I can't stand for a while without feeling like I'm going to collapse. The spasms and back pain are still there. Driving and everyday task have been a challenge for me! I have been feeling good but this last month I feel like I took 3 months back
I had a CT when I was six months out and the Dr said "I was just starting to show a little fusion." The Dr used BMP..
Not sure if this is normal part of recovery?? I think by now I should be beyond this!!
spondylolisthesis at L4-5; stenosis,
Lumbar surgeries 1999 L4-L5
Lumbar staph infection 1999-2000"
Meningitis x5 in 1999-2001
Brain shunt 2000"
Brain shunt removed 20001"
ALIF/PLIF fusion 8/5/09