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Hi all! I’m at 6 weeks post op, had an L4/L5 fusion (bone graft only). I can walk just fine but sometimes the left side of my hips ache (from too much walking I guess?) and can do without a brace. anyway I’m travelling home on Tuesday by plane and I can’t decide whether to take a backpack or shoulder bag with me as my carry-on; I have a laptop and some other stuff to bring along (they’re not really heavy). Does anyone here use a backpack? How is it? Is/was there any pain?