Went back to work on June 6. So happy to get rid of the brace! Had two-level lumbar fusion on March 15. My back feels great, no more sciatica! I start PT tonight. So glad I got this done, even though it required lots of preparation, equipment, and help from my family, especially my husband.
My only problem, which is probably unrelated to the surgery, is some hip and leg pain in my right leg. The doctor thinks it is bursitis. Wonder if others have noticed this on their recovery. It's been bothering me since the surgery. I thought it may have been from trying to climb the stairs the normal way before I was ready to do it.
Thank you all for your great advice, both before and after the surgery.