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Back fusion 3/2/09 - Disc removed

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,321
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:30 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
It's been about 6 wks since my surgery, is it normal to be tired all the time? If I do a little something, I'm exhausted. I was told I was a little enimic, but have been taken multi vitiamins. What is the recovery time for this type of surgery?



  • after a major surgery it takes awhile to get back in the swing of things.More so if you are alittle enimic. Recovery time... everyone is different so it is really hard to answer that question.Just remember to listen to your body, it knows when your doing too much.
    Good luck and take care,
  • Hi Betty,
    I am 8 weeks post-op from PLIF (L4, 5 & S1). I was anemic too and they told me to take iron. After a few weeks I noticed a big difference. I still have aches and pains if I overdo but not as tired as I was. Everyone has said that after fusion you MUST be patient. Takes a long time for our bodies to reguvenate.
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