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5 days after surgery and have questions

Hi everyone. This is my first time partaking in a forum of any kind. Well actually my second time, but I'm really not sure which section I put it on. My name is Amber and I had a XLIF for my L4-L5. This was very different from the first fusion on my L3-L4. Three years ago I ruptured that disc and they did the surgery through my stomach. He said it was because I was so overweight. I lost 70 lbs though, and it was an entirely different ball game. Anyway, I have had some terrible weakness and numbness. I was wondering if this is common with the L4-L5 fusion surgery ONLY. I don't remember this happening with the other one, in other words. Also, I have had some excruciating pain on the right side of my spine. I'm thinking muscles but it travels down my butt to the front of my thigh. I was wondering has anyone had that pain? It hits me with certain movements. Usually when I get up from sitting down. I'm so tired right now so I'm going to stop. But all the advice, I can get, would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and have a nice evening. :-)
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