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4 month post surgery

Mark33MMark33 Posts: 44
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:41 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Well, I had my L5-S1 fusion at the end of October of last year. It has been about 4 months. I just wanted to report back to let everyone know that there are SUCCESS stories out there! I have been back to my doctor twice and both with positive feedback. Xrays at this point look great. I go in for a catscan at the beginning of March to make sure the fusion is going fine and then a dcotors appointment a few days after to confirm. He said that I would be released to do about anything at that point.

I went to PT for about a month starting in December.. Started walking a few miles that month as well. I have GRADUALLY made it to a light jog and have been going 2-3 miles per day. Very lightly. I am going to get back into my FIRST 5K on March 6th.. I will go very light but I am so happy that I can even do this.. As for pain I really do not have much at all. NOTHING like I had prior to surgery. I do feel tightness in my legs at times but I can tell that this has to do with the lack of exercise and flexability in that area that I have had to take part in the last several months. I cannot wait until that comes back to me. I am slowly working in other exercises as well for other parts of the body. Really focusing on the core area. Man I lost alot of strength and flexability while I did very little for over 2 months.

Anyway, this site really has helped me the last several months. Thank you all! I will keep you posted following my last visit in March!



  • Stories like yours are so encouraging for those of us still waiting for surgery.

    I imagine that very often, the people who have had a complete success don't think to come back and tell us, so we can get a rather lopsided picture of how helpful spine surgery is. They are too busy enjoying their new life.

    Wishing you continued healing and enjoy your more comfortable life.
  • awesome news and what a great goal of a 5K! I wish you the best of luck! I am still on the outside looking in, anxiously waiting....I have missed having a fitness goal so much! I'd like to plan a charity run/walk, but I know I am so far from that at this point! Thanks for posting and letting us hold tight to the goal of wellness!
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  • Mark thanks for posting, I just had a fusion on L5-S1 8 days ago and hearing success stories like yours is great. :)

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