Hi all first post so here it goes, had ALIF L5/S1 with plate and screws on Sept26th. Done with bone dowels and Infuse. Took two hours, 4 day stay. Walked same day down the hall, and two times a day while in. At home have been walking 4 times a day for 15 to 20 mim. Did not have that much pain thank goodness for Hydrocodone 7.5MG. Now only talking at bedtime, but now feel not real pain but some tingleling down right legs. Have been good at no bending twisting or bensing, but everytime I have new pain I think it is because something I did! Is that normal? Have first follow up this Thursday hope all goes well. Question, I feel like I have done a good job with post opt rules, I understand that this follow up they will look to ensure that the screws are holding is that correct? Is that someting that happens alot?
I was Spondy Grade II, 55 male, very active did weekend running and bike races hope can get back to it at They say should be able to. First saw it 1 years ago with majior back pain and led to Foot drop and big time pain. It has been great reading everyones posts.
Thanks and look forward to hering back!