I'm having the Lumbar 3 - Sacral 1 Decompression and Fusion with possible (TLIF) Transforminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion surgery on August 8th. I'm not scared about the surgery just anxious about the recovery. I really liked what one person had to say about being so gung ho about once he was walking he walked every dayand every waking hour and his recovery went very well!! God Bless!
I am going into this with the same mind set that I'm going to do this right (I have a wonderful inspiration to DO IT). A beautiful 1 year old grand daughter that I'll be spending a week with about 6 weeks after surgery. I want to be in as good of shape as possible at that point so I'm like as ready as I'm gonna get!
I noticed that there hasn't been any postings on here for years so I thought ok, lets try this.
Some people mentioned that the following were helpful once home to make recovery a little easier:
Raised Toilet Seat
Satin Sheets and pajamas, if possible (make it easier to position in bed)
Books, music, tv, etc.
Any other suggestions? Any suggestions on recovery? Any help at all would be greatly appreciated!