Good evening y'all. Well today I got my first month post-op look see. Dr said he liked what he saw with the incision and the x-rays as well. I asked him if he saw any fusion happening yet. Nope, and he said it might be several months before it appeared. Donor bone graft, which I got for my PLIF, apparently takes longer to grow than if it were my own (autograft) bone. I am still stuck in that dreadful brace. Lawd, I despise that contraption! Mine has this added thoracic support piece that comes up in front of my chest and prevents me from bending forward at all. Is this a normal thing? He also told me that he'd have me put in jail if he caught me anywhere near my motorcycle for the next few months. Sheesh!
Oh well, all in all, I'm happy as a dead pig in the sunshine with my check up. God bless you all and peace out.