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Surgery 1/30/15 360 multi level fusion L3-S1 w instrumentation .

PaulaparePPaulapare Posts: 4
edited 01/01/2015 - 8:36 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi folks, I tried to get this post on before but messed up somehow. Looking to build support system prior to my fusion. This will be 2nd one. 1st in 1989 at 28. I have grade 2 Spondylolethesis, severe foraminal stenosis, central stenosis, DDD , severe facet arthritis. Etc. all the mess that goes with spondy.
At this point I've read as much as I can to inform myself on the process. This one will be so much bigger and more involved than the last. I thank all of you who have contributed your experience , strength, and hope on recovery. I know this is going to be a long bumpy road. Mentally , emotionally, as well as physically. Putting strategies together for that as well. I do suffer w depression as I'm sure many of us do. One obstacle is allowing people to help. I'm a do it yourself kind of gal. Mostly I just want to say I never would have been as prepared as I am, if not for your sharing. Post op must haves list is priceless.
Still waiting for medical clearance from pcp then hopefully the month will go fast and the waiting will be over. I'd love to stay connected and keep posting. Thanks.


  • I had 12level fusion 4 weeks ago. The first 10 days were the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. But... I am home now & well medicated for pain and walking every day. It is still tough, I feel like a bus has hit me and I get exhausted easily but each day is better and It's done, I did it! Each day has its tough parts ( the morning) & good parts when I am pain free & I get up to do something for 15 mins or so. I have a long road ahead but I am planning on being back at work in 2 months and all will be well, am just staying positive and taking it a day at a time. That is the key for me I think, being positive and reach little goals in regards to movements I can do & length of time I can be up pottering round the house before I'm stuffed again and have to rest. This state and its contributors has been great and I also loved the post op must haves!
    Good luck, stay positive and roll with it :)
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