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edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi, my name is Jackie and i am a single mom of 3. i am 29 years old and i am getting ready to have a anterior lumbar interbody fusion with bmp done. i am having it through the stomach. i was wanting to know if any one had it done and what has it done for you?


  • I'm 10 weeks postop from anterior fusion with BMP. I'm on my 2nd week back to work and making it alright. Having some tightness, soreness, and stiffness. It's a pretty hard surgery. My incision wasn't as sore as a C-section, but not being able to bend, twist, pick up things, shave your legs, wash your feet, etc....that was hard. I moved everything up to waist level and had a grabber too.

    I had pretty bad pain, close to before surgery, until about week 8. It lessened off after I went thru 6 visits at physical therapy. I still have achey hips. All of my leg numbness is gone though and I've only had pain a few times down my legs here and there.

    Everyone's told me it takes 3 months to really feel okay and up to a year to be completely healed up. I have two kids and they helped me quite a bit.

    Good luck!
  • I have not had mine yet, but I am also scheduled for ALIF. Using BMP and posterior fixation. When is your surgery date?
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  • Has anyone heard of XLIF surgery? I'm discussing this procedure with my surgeon and can't find a lot of info on it online. Anxious to talk to someone familiar with this surgery. Thanks!
  • I'm also having ALIF on the 25th with BMP level L4-5 L5-S1.
    I'm also really lucky too, I'm getting a free tummy tuck!! YAY! That's the only nice thing about this, except hopefully to lose all the pain!
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