Hi. I'm new to this forum but was wondering if anyone had had a multi level TLIF? I will be have a 3 level TLIF (L3/4, L4/5 and L5/S1) at end May/beginning June - waiting for the actual date still.
Have read many posts from people who've had a single level but not a multi level one and just wanted to know the post surgical stuff!! I've been told that i'll be complete bed rest (catheter et al) for 24 hours and then a week in hospital with a 4-6 month recovery on top. I'm only 35 and this will be my 9th (and hopefully final) back surgery. I keep being told I'm very young for such a big fusion so quite scared!!
Any advice or experiences, good or bad, I'd love to hear from you.
I hope I've posted this in the right place!!
Thanks in advance