Hello everyone :H I am 9 days out from an ALIF fusion, L5-S1. donor bone graft, plate and 4 screws. I have about a nine inch vertical incision on my tummy. OS said everything went great. I spent 4 days and 3 nights in the hospital. Pre-op back and leg pain is gone. The pain I feel in my back area is very different..more of just a sore and stiff feeling in the disc area. My leg pain is completely gone in my left leg. Only some discomfort in my right leg from the knee down...no pins or needles feeling, just more of an ache.
By all means, this was the toughest surgery I have been through, but each day is getting better and easier. I'm down to only 4 5/325 Percocets and a couple of Neurontin a day. Due to the abdominal incision, Gas-X has become one of my best friends
Hoping eveyone else who recently had surgery a speedy recovery!! >:D<