Hi there folks.I'm new here,& was hopeing to hear from others that have achieved a successful low back fusion & what the recovery was like for you.eg,Timeframes of progress & the levels of pain you had & for how long.
When were you able to complete certain activities like mowing lawns etc.
I have had a failed first fusion,& now my 2nd one was completed on 20/1/2011,so 10 weeks ago.
Last time it felt like the bolts were trying to push out my back when I bent any.This time it feels just the same.
I realise it's early days,but at 10 weeks,I still have this feeling ,even if I walk too far,like 2 km.
So when did your pain fade,& how much were you left with ,if any??
I look forward to hearing some success stories please.I'm freaking out thinking I will never have a decent life again.
I so miss my work,& it's been 2.5 yrs since I last was able to do my job.I also live alone & freak out I'm forced to do to much to remain independant.
Anyway thanks for listening & if you can help ,that will be Awesome.
Mike from New Zealand.