I had an ALIF done back in 10-09.
I've done everything I could to avoid having to go thru all of this again.
I quit smoking prior to surgery (nasty useless habit),I even wore a BGS for a year starting at 12 months out,all to no avail.
So here I go again,this time with instrumentation.The only thing I haven't decided on is whether to use BMP or a combination there of,or to just go with the gold standard.
To tell you the truth I'm really not looking forward to the post OP pain,that was really ruff the first go round,of course I was in really bad sorts when I went in the first time, maybe this time it will go a little easier
Like all of you I just want my life back.
Wish me luck.