DH is 15 days post-op from his L4-L5 TLIF surgery. He is still in a lot of pain, and the more we read the more discouraging it is. Surely there must be success stories from people who've had this type of surgery. He had a 1 level fusion with screws and rods with a discectomy with cage replacement. Minimally invasive. He was in hospital for 6 days. Diagnosis was spondliothesis, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disk disease. He previously tried physical therapy and steroid injections. The doctor seemed to think this was the only solution. He is 56 years old. We really don't know what to expect as to recovery, if he'll be in pain forever, or what. I've read so many horror stories on these forums, It sure would be nice to read of some successes.
He is walking twice a day, keeping a recovery journal, and trying to stay positive.
Thanks for any information.