WEnt in for ALIF on Monday to cure leg pain by fusion L5=S1. Unforunately they couldn't move all the veins and it was too risky, so they had to back out and close and go in through the back. Anatomy problems there too so I have four large incisisions and the plates and screws are on sideways. Needless to say I feel like a semi truck hit me but glad to be home as they were really pushing me to to a nursing home for a few weeks which I did NOT want to do. Also having pain in leg still which is worrying - nothing to be done though, the clock doesn't turn back!