Well I am four days post MIS TLIF L5-S1. Am feeling pretty good. Only pain I have is near incisions. Have some soreness in my hips which I think is from walking. Prior to surgery have been bedridden for 2 months. Have walked more in the past 4 days than the past 2 months.
Day of surgery was a whirlwind. Got to hospital at 5:30. Went into surgery at 7 and was out by eleven. Felt great and had minimal pain when I woke up. Nerve pain was instantly gone. Day 2 was tough. I won't lie to you the pain was intense. Getting out of bed and walking was miserable but was glad I did it. Later that evening, after I had settled down and got ready for a night of sleep via my new friend the pain pump, they said they needed x-rays. That was a nightmare as I was not ready for all the movement that took place. Woke up Day three feeling a little better. Got up several times that day. Walked with the help of PT and a walker. Did that several times. Day 4, after breakfast was able to get up on my own and went on several walks. Sent me home around noon.
Am comfortable at home, am staying on top of meds and following all pre-cautions. I know I am not out of the woods yet, but feel 1000 times better. Will keep you updated as time passes.
Thanks for reading this post and good luck to everyone with surgery in the near future.