Well I am finally able to write. On sept 21 first I underwent an 7.5 hour L4/5 and L5/S1 ALIF/PLIF Fusion i spent 6 days in the hospital. I have a 7.5 inch incision to the left of my midline with 35 staples anterior and 4 inch 15 suture incision on my posterior midline. The front incision was beyond sore it felt like my guts were going to spill out it hurt. the back was beyond stiff and painful and breathing hurt. My pain was a 10 or greater on the pain scale. I felt beat up. I expected all this though from reading on this site so I was able to coupe well. One side affect that i was not expecting was to have my right arm go numb for 3 days i mean numb and useless, I kept knocking stuff over like drinks and punching myself in the face it sucked.
PT did not come and visit me until the second day and I was thinking "No Way!!" gettiing up was the most pain i had experienced thus far. But once I was up and moving it was not that bad, I did better than I thought. After that I was walking every day more and more.
I also got a blood clot that was superficial I guess cuz they didn't do anything about it. Today i have to have a duplex steady to check the status of my DVT. Hopefully all will be well.
I healed rather quickly as the days went by and feel like I am doing awesome. I am still sleeping like shit and in pain need help getting dressed and on the toilet but everyday is better than the last. I definately feel that if I keep on this track then my surgery was a sucess. But it is far to early to tell. I am glad I had this procedure 90% of my pain is post operative and I am feeling great compared to before the procedure