When I found out that I would be getting a L2/L3 fusion, I was told that I would need to be off work 3 to 6 weeks post-op. Guess I was naive enough to think that I would be better at that point. I have no clue why they would give me such a delusional time frame. I am almost 7 weeks out now. I tried to go back to work for a half day at my desk job this past Monday, but that definitely didn't work out. I mange to do a little work from home, but I spread it out throughout the day. My lower back hurts, I have sciatica pain and numbness that I didn't have prior to surgery. I am exhausted and miserable!
I guess my biggest problem is work. I feel like it would have been nicer to have been able to give my employer a more logical time frame. People that have not had surgery like this just don't understand.
Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) Surgery (Open) L2/L3 (23Mar15)