hello, just wanted to let everyone know that I am still alive and doing well after my L3-L4 spinal fusion. I am off pain meds, have been after 4 weeks post op. I just started to go back to the gym, without Dr's permission, because it is getting cold outside, and I need to walk. So my exercise routine is 30 min on the eliptical and 40 min on the treadmill, at 2.6 mph. With a steep incline so I can burn calories. I am feeling great. Just a little soreness around where my rods are, but not bad. I hope I am not overdoing it, I mean I do not feel really bad, just that I can feel the metal. Well got to go, any advice or suggestions would help. Lori.
L3-L4 minimally invasive spinal fusion L3 - L4 with cage and rods. Aug 24th, 2012
Hardware Removal Feb 24, 2014
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