Hi, I'm 9 weeks postop from ALIF fusion on L4/L5 with cages and BMP. My xrays didn't show any fusion yet. I go back in 6 weeks for more xrays. This has scared me. Is this normal?
For those that are further out postop from a fusion, have any of you not fused? What do you do then? I keep imagining those cages just grating and rocking into my joints/bones.
I do take one Celebrex 200mg a day and my NS knows this. He didn't say to stop taking it. I've also been pretty active, doing laundry, bending some, sweeping, vacumning, etc. This is my first week back to work, sitting all day as a programmer. I've been sore and still have mechanical pain. When I'm still I don't hurt.