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D-Day minus 1 (2 level PLIF)

nd2078nnd2078 Posts: 31
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:48 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Tomorrow is the day. I'm pretty nervous, but I got everything done that I need to do. All I have to do now is finish up laundry, and well, wait.

I'll be around today, but depending on how I feel I don't know when I'll be posting again. I'm also going to keep a blog/journal. I've already posted a few things, so feel free to check it out:

Best of luck to all surgeries, procedures, and everything else going on in the community.



  • Nathan - wishing you a speedy recovery. It's gonna hurt, but you'll feel so much better eventually.

    3 level spinal fusion, L3/4, L4/5, L5/S1, November 2008. Stiff, but I can walk.

  • I'll keep a look out for you, to hear how you have done.

    Make sure that you follow all the restrictions and take your time to get well again. :-)
  • Hoping that your surgery goes well tomorrow. When you get home, take it very easy with resting and as much walking around the house as you can cope with. The exercises that the physio in the hospital will give you are important too.

    Looking forward to hearing how you're going.


    XLIF L2-4 20.8.15
    ALIF L4/5 2009
    Laminectomy/discectomy L4/5 2008

  • Hope that all has gone well and to plan, and that you wake up feeling comfortable.
    Things will be tough at first, but they will improve.
    It's over to you now to get plenty of rest and heal.

    Let us know how you are, when you are able to post.
  • I'm back online. Things have gone great sice getting home. I Got home the 11th early evening. It is still a little tough to manage to email/post so I'll be around here and there.


  • Doesn't it feel great to have all the anxiety of the surgery behind you? :-)

    Now you just have to follow the rules and relax to let your body heal. Easy!! (?)

    Things will get easier each week until you find that you can move about fairly easily.

    Then you will start to wonder if all these aches and pains are 'normal'. In the early days of your recovery, you expect to feel pain, but as you progress, often you will experience various pains and twinges, and you will wonder if you did too much, or have done some harm.

    It is so tempting to do more than you know you should, when you start to feel better! That is when you flare things up a bit.

    Wishing you a smooth recovery journey. It is good to hear that you are home again, and sounds like things are going well.

    Take good care :-)
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