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Solidly fused

mel v.mmel v. Posts: 59
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:46 AM in Lower Back Pain
Hi Spineys, Good news received today from ortho-spine surgeon. At my 3 month visit, my PLIF is solidly fused. Yippie. Also, am off hard pain drugs at 10 weeks. Must do out patient PT for the next 3 months to strength back and gut. It's a good day friends. Thanks for all your collective support. Best, mel v. =)) <:P


  • Thats great news, very happy for you. :H

    so now the hard part is over and your well on your way, just remember you will still have limitations.
  • Thanks for the well-wishes Jim. I hear ya on the limitations. mel v.
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  • Is that not a fast fusion? Now you can get on with your life. Hoping for the same for hubby but I think he is a lot older than you. We'll find out on August 24.
  • Mel,

    Great news! Glad to hear things like this! No more bungie jumping, okay? (G) *wink* Good for you!!! :)

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • Congrats!! Glad to hear it. Keep on trucking your almost there.
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  • Hi Mel

    That's just the best news you could have had !!

    Do take it steadily with the PT and if you need to modify any of the exercises, like I had to, let your physio know. I still can't lay flat on my back on an exercise mat, and have to do them on my bed.

    Keep getting your life back.


    XLIF L2-4 20.8.15
    ALIF L4/5 2009
    Laminectomy/discectomy L4/5 2008
  • You've done so well and off pain meds already! I hope you heal completely from your surgery and best wishes with your PT. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • Well done Mel! =D>

    Very good news, just take it slow and steady. Keep us posted on how you do.

    TC and have a terrific weekend
  • That was great news for us to hear, God Bless you and your days to come.
  • Mel, that's incredible!!! You are my idol! I'm so happy for you. You give me hope regarding the success of my upcoming L4/5 fusion surgery. I'll write to you soon.

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