I know that sometimes w/these PLIF,one doesn't actually fuse sometimes. If that happens,then what? Is another surgery needed or can that rod just stay screwed into the other vertabrae as is? This might sound like a silly question but I do not want another surgery and I'm afraid what the options are if I dont fuse.
I am makin it on my own here and not doing too bad. My mom did come for like the first day or 2 and so did the x to help me shower,(once)but they seemed to have disappeared. Nobody can be here w/me 24/7 anyway and Im finding that it isn't all that bad. I just showered by myself...carefully,and I'm doing ok feeding myself. I am in a lotta pain still though. I have a lotta left leg pain. It seems like it's worse than before I went in.Needless to say,my back is killing me too, but I think its site incision pain.And its too soon to tell about successful pain relief there.