first of all I'd like to say thanks to everyone who contributes valuable information and experience to this site for people like me who are ill-informed or are looking for answers that surgeons can't give.
My name is Ryan, Im a 26 year old plumber from Australia, and I had PLIF at L5/S1 nearly 7 weeks ago after developing cauda equina syndrome.
My questions are:
1: Obviously as a plumber, my job is quite physical, having to lift and move objects in excess of 20kg. When or If would I be able to return to physical labour?
2: What happens if the fusion is unsuccessful, do the surgeons complete the process over again?
Any information or advice would be much appreciated.
Thanks for reading my forum.