On July 17, 2008 I underwent a PLIF L4-S1 with instrumentation, plus laminectomy and discectomy.
My NS had me go in for an X-Ray yesterday to see if fusion is taking place and today I went in and got the report from the X-Ray. My appointment isn't until Tuesday, but I couldn't wait to see what it said, now i'm kind of nervous and in need of advice.
The report states that there is no change since the images they took directly after surgery 12 weeks ago! Is this normal? I guess I was hoping that I would see some fusion starting to taqke place. It also said that there are "Rudimentary Ribs in the T-12 Vertabrae" what in the world are "Rudimentary Ribs"? This has never been in any of my prior X-Rays, MRI, or CT Scans!
I know that i have'nt seen the doctor yet, but I am just really nervous. This injury came without warning during training for an upcoming powerlifting meet, and at a time when I had no time to financially prepare for this substantial time off work. This is just a tough thing to go through all the way around.
Thanks for any advice you can give!