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Spinal fusion done 10 7 13

I had spinal fusion l4 l5 on oct 7.
Wondering how others are doing at this point..
I see surgeon for first post op tomorrow


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    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • I too had a fusion on L4-5 done on October 1st. I had this done after 2 failed Mico-D's.
    I am actually doing really well. I have some surgical pain/aches, but no leg pain at all. I had been suffering from terrible leg/butt/ankle/foot sciatic pain bit since the fusion was done that is gone.
    I have been walking outside several times a day and just try to take it easy for now, but am feeling better every day.
    Micro-D June 21,2013
    Micro-D August 30,2013
    L4-L5 Fusion October 1,2013
  • I had L4 L5 fused several years ago. I was back to work in 3 weeks and doing a lot of walking. It is a long recovery tho. I had another surgery 6 moths later fusing L1-L5 so you could say I never really recovered from L4 L5. Two years after my last spinal fusion i can say I feel recovered. Good luck.

    L4/L5 laminectomy, L4/L5 360 fusion with instrumentation, L1 to L5 fusion, L5/S1 fusion w/ disc replacement, left and right SI joints fused.
  • Hi!

    I had an L5/S1 fusion almost 6 months ago (Nov. 1st marks 6 months) and I am doing great. The first few weeks were tough but it was surgical pain not the pain I had all the time before surgery-- the nerve pain and all. I have had nerve pain since and am on Lyrica for that and all, but I have severe nerve damage so we shall see how that gets better. :) Overall, I am SO glad that I got the surgery and was back to work at the 8 week mark.

    Olivia Douglass
    MIS TLIF L5/S1 on 5/1/13
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