:h hi all,
i've created new topic as this is a 10 month follow up of my mast tlif and i konw that alone may be crucial to some. as it's been nearly a year, this info may encourage those who have recently had this proceedure. hang in there!
i'm writing a quick note to let you all know that my back has never been better~ my mast tlif double fusion is still going strong and life is good.
i adhere to my doctor's advice to carry less than 20 lbs, and i'm back mowing the lawn and living life again! i even survived a trip to haiti in feburary with rough roads over 8 hours from the dm to haiti!
i'm still working on loosing weight, but my back is doing just fine. i no longer see a pt and am pretty much on my own. our kids know my limits and are happy to respect my limits without much disapointment.
to wrap up for now.... i would still highly suggest this for those who need it. it wasn't all fun, but was a good choice of proceedure if one had to do it. small incisions, less healing time, and overall solid results. i live in the home of medtronic, so that might help, but pleae consider this method if fusion is a must. it seemed truly superior if you have the option.
if you would like more details on my proceedure and tests leading up to it, please visit my detailed account at: https://mrdjw.spaces.live.com/
-there you will find info on my diskogram and ct of the discogram, mri info to compare, and much detail on my mast tlif and recovery.
i hardley even remember the surgery!
my best~ please ask away and i'll gladly anwser!