I am now 3 weeks post op for my 360 two level fusion and one level disc replacement.
I went to see my doctor this morning and he is very happy that I am now just taking 1 x 5mg oxycontin and 1 x 10mg of oxynorm
My doctor has agreed that I can return to work on Monday!
I have read lots about spinal fusion and it seems there is no set time to return to work.
I have an office job which does not involve any lifting, twisting or bending.
I have a great employer who has fitted an adjustable desk so I stand or sit and work, plus I can take regular walks around the office as a break.
Does anyone have an experience of returning to work that they would share with me?
I have had a ton of people telling me i'm crazy and it's too early and I should be resting, but I just feel so ready to return now.
2 level Discectomy 2000 open surgery
L4/5 Discectomy & L5/S1 Laminectomy 2005- (Cauda equina) open surgery
5 x joint injections 2012
Discogram Dec 2012
Dec 2012 - 360 Lumbar Fusion L4 -S1(BMP), Disc replaced L3/4, Bilat trocanter injects