well today, i had my 6 week surgeon check and xray for my l5/s1 fusion.
Everything is stable and sat perfectly. There was no signs of fusion yet, but he said he didnt expect to see any for 6 months.
Although i have some back pain, he says this may resolve or continue because this is my 2nd back surgery.
I havent worked for 17 months because of my back and today he says i should be considering a phased return in a few months with reduced hours but not in my original job as an acute medical nurse, but maybe in clinics.
So, feeling good and optimistic of my future now
L5/s1 discectomy & decompression 2009
ALIF l5/s1 2011
Awaiting X-ray & consultant to see if fused, but experiencing a lot of pain again