I haven't posted for awhile. Guess that is because I was busy having my SI joints fused. The right side in april and the left side sept 24. Immediately the pain is gone from the SI joint. The only pain is from the incision. I am so pleased. I am still partial weight bearing from the recent surgery. I am so glad I had this done. the pain had become unbearable. I am a very active person and the only thing I could do was swim and that was using a pull buoy so I did not kick because that hurt. I hope to be back to riding and walking soon. running is out as I am fused from L1-S1 also.
I know that something will have to give now that such a huge bunch of me doesn't move - from my mid back to my hips. I am working on my strength and flexibility. And of course I am back in the pool. I love the feeling of being weightless.
My new picture shows the pins in my SI. I am small so I only have 2 pins per side. It was done with IFuse and I was home in the early afternoon after an 8:30 start. No overnight hospital stay!!!
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.