Hi Everyone, I've been quietly hoping for good news today and I have it. My 6-week post-op from PLIF L4/L5 is fusing. That is great!! If I wasn't on dilaudid and lyrica, I'd have a big drink to celebrate. I have virtually no pain, just
fatigue when I start doing a lot of things around the house etc....life... I have to be a good girl and behave for 6 more weeks...which by the way, seems like an eternity before resuming my previous life @ around 85%. After 3 months I can also start out-patient physical therapy and aqua-therapy. For now, I'm fusing and can go in the water and cool off. Only floating, walking and back stroke. As far as exercises, it is walking, or recombunt bike. Moving right along. Sorry to be boastful, but happy happy happy. Happy 4th to all.
Best, mel v.
Edited for improper language by Tam