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SI Joint Fusion Surgery coming up here soon.

creativeone57ccreativeone57 Posts: 2
edited 10/26/2014 - 3:19 AM in Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Problems
I am getting ready to have this surgery done in a couple weeks. My daughter is coming in from Texas, 10 hr drive to help me. She is coming 3 days early so I can hopefully show her where everything is around here, pharmacist, groceries, dr's., etc.... I am trying to prepare her and myself for this. I am scared I will do something wrong or something will go wrong accidentally while recovering. I have done ALOT of reading on this and the doctor was also very informative, but realized AFTER the fact I still had a lot of questions. As far as I can tell, I can only stand with a walker or lay down? Is this true and if so, how do I sit on the toilet, bend to get into a laying position in a recline or a bed? I desperately need to know how to deal with this - can someone help me here. I have more questions, but this is a good one to start with. Oh, and to top it off, I am 5'5" tall and only weigh 103 lbs., been this size my entire life.


  • SI Joint
    I believe that you are supposed to be non weight bearing for 6 weeks. There are other threads from other members who have had this particular surgery that you can read that can tell you more about the post op restrictions, but I would strongly encourage you to call your surgeon's office and either ask him to give you a call or make an appointment to go over the questions you have regarding the surgery, restrictions, limitations and length of them as well as any other questions you may have prior to your surgery.
  • I'd follow the above advise. It's common to get really worried before surgery. We'd be crazy if we got excited about it! The nurses do this everyday. They will help you go to the loo & get in & out of bed. They're a great source of information! For now I'd make a list of everything that's concerning you...read around this forum & think of some more things...then go over it all with your surgeon or his PA. My PA is really good at this stuff, my surgeons fantastic but not very sensitive & often rushed.
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
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