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Saw our surgeon for first post-op appt today
and he was very pleased with hubby's lumbar fusion. Said that everything was in alignment and healing well but it would take six to twelve months for the x-rays to show if it was fusing. He was really pleased that hubby has been in no pain at all and also with the walking. Told him he could start PT to strengthen core muscles and after two weeks of exercise, could start to regain his normal routines.
While we were waiting to see the doctor, an older man(72) sat down beside us and told us that his doctor was an angel from heaven. He said he had seen three surgeons who had basically said that he was old, he was in pain, he would be in a wheelchair soon but so what? After all, he should expect this as he was old! Then he found this angel doctor and look, he is walking and in no pain. Turns out this angel doctor was also our surgeon. I think everyone else in the waiting room was listening to hubby and this gentleman and thinking they should switch from their doctors to ours.
So now it PT and hopefully a steady recovery IF I can keep hubby from overdoing it.