Today I had my 6 week appointment for my TLIF. Xray shows everything is in place, but there is no new bone growth. OK, no problem, I am just not a patient person,lol. He checked with my insurance and they will not cover a bone growth stim. , but he says I dont need it and he rarely uses it for a 1 level fusion. He said just chill and give it time, lol.
He did not lift any restrictions (except I can drive up to 20 minutes), still the same no BTL. He is happy I am only using a cane for long distances and I have been off ALL meds for the last 2 weeks. I thought I would loss the TSLO today but no such luck, another 2 months he says.
Now my question is about swimming. He said if I can find a warm pool, within 20 minutes away, with either steps or a lift, I am free to swim as much as I want. He said I have no bending and twisting restrictions while in the water. I know the water takes a good ammount of the pressure/weight away, which makes it so much easier to move. I am unsure about this. Anyone else have the 2 sets of restrictions land vs. water? Tell me anything you can about starting out in the water. My insurance wont cover hydrotherapy so we cant start that way.
Thanks a bunch,