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7 days post-op Multilevel Spinal Fusion

Hello Everyone,

My name is Tiffany, I am 23 years old. I had a Multilevel Spinal fusion last Tuesday July 23, 2013. I have been searching for a blog/forum to share my story with and to update as time goes on. I also wanted to be able to hear others stories and share this growing experience with others.

As I am 7 days post-op at this point, I think I am feeling pretty well compared to what I had expected. I have been able to get up and down, it is difficult but not impossible. I am finally able to use the bathroom by myself, which is GREAT!

Any who, I am not quite sure what else to share as I am new to this, I would love to hear from some others in their experience.

Thank you,

Tiffany :)
Tiffany Hynes


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
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    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • I'm glad you're feeling so well. What type of operation and what levels and cervical, thoracic or lumbar?
    It's great that you are feeling so well. Just make sure you don't do too much. Look around the site - there is a lot of good info. in the "stickies" at the beginning of some of the forums.

    Take care!
    4 level ACDF C4-C7 5-2-11, laminectomy & discectomy L4-L5 1/26/12, ALIF L4-5, L5-S1 12/10/12.
  • Thank you Karen,

    I have multilevel from L4 to S1. I have to keep reminding myself not to do to much, It's definitely hard. This is actually the site I looked at most before my surgery. For some reason I never knew there was a forum until after my surgery lol. Thank you :)!
    Tiffany Hynes
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