I'm 7 weeks post op from a l4-l5 plif. This is my second plif. I'm fused at l5-s1. My first fusion recovery was a breeze but this is not even close.
I'm still log rolling out of bed every morning and taking oxycotin norco and soma. My pain is in my back and hips. My back feels very stiff and my hips Hurt when I lay down and get up. I was just wondering if anyone has had more than one fusion and if recovery was worse than the first. I expected this would be harder but not like this. Last surgery I was off meds 2 weeks post op didn't need therapy and at work in ten weeks. Now I don't know when I'll return to work. I'm due back dec. 9th . Financially I need to go back then. My recovery has been rough cause I am a mother of two little ones not to mention I fell in the shower three weeks post op. Every day I keep telling myself it will get better but some days I don't know. I'm only 28 years old and I want to start feeling like it .my doc said my back was like a 60 year olds back and boy I feel 60. Thanks for listening and would like to hear from second timers or anyone about your recoveries.
Recovery time for second fusions