Hello everyone :H
I don't post very much, but I do read through the forums daily and love the site.
I am scheduled for an ALIF one level-fusion at L5-S1. My OS assisted by a vascular surgeon will be doing the surgery. I have had two previous lami/disc at this level due to herniation and reherniation. Went through PT and other conservative treatment, got a second opinion, etc. so I know the time has come for this. I walk slightly bent over and with a limp at this time, pain....oh yeah!
I guess I am just venting and if anyone has any pre or post surgery tips for a fusion with this approach, I would appreciate it. I printed out the "must haves" which has helped a lot in getting things together
Just have a bad case of the "what if's", if you know what I mean. :SS