seen neuro today. with new x-rays, he told me cant see fusion this early on x-rays, have to wait til i'm 6 months post-op an get a c.t.scan.
asked him about me laying down for x-rays and he said they should not have done that, these x-rays are suppose to be done standing up, so i'm hoping he makes a phone call but whatever now i know better.
told me i have to wear bone growth stimulator for 6 months (yippee).
he asked me how pain level was, and i told him up and down but averages around a 5, and that i can sit longer then i can stand, can only stand for 10 to 15 minutes then pain increases in back and i need my cane or something to lean on.
doctor asked me if i was gonna look for a different line of work, which i told him not if i dont have to. i'm 54 y/o and have 28 years as a local union truckdriver, i was gonna keep doing that if i can but that depends on how my back heals, so i'll see.
so doctor says then we have to take it slow and not rush healing, take 3 more weeks and come back, then he will start weaning me off the back brace before my muscles get to weak, and then start me slowly on p.t.
my neuro is a people doctor not a company, so i know he wont let work comp. start getting pushy.
i also told him my pain was usually worse in the morn. and he said my back is still inflammed and he was not gonna rush me. he told me i'm 3 months post-op so this is still early.
conclusion: looks like i'll be keeping ya'll company for a while longer lol
have a nice day and hope i didnt bore ya'll to much