I had my first outing today since the fusion surgery two weeks ago. Doc says everything looks fantastic, stitches are out, and that all the hardware is exactly where it is supposed to be. ..YAAAAAAY! ! I was put on a prednisone taper to help calm the hip/leg/foot pain, so hopefully that will ease these inflamed nerves a tad.
The doc said that I might not be able to start the physical therapy as soon as he'd originally proposed...I was only supposed to have a single level fusion, but upon opening me up, found bilateral pars defect (hence the double fusion). I consider myself lucky in that the problem did not continue to go undetected, as the eventual ramifications from that could have been much, much worse from what I understand.
In closing, my pains may be many, but my blessings are countless!
Kimmy72, Spine-health Moderator
Firm believer in PMA!