I have not posted my progress much after being released from the hospital and inpatient rehab in early May so I wanted to give an update. My progress is very slow but my period of complications seems to be over....I have started PT and I am off of prednisone I was put on to stop the swelling that occurred back in May.
I saw my surgeon this week and he let me know that my pars interarticularis bone has fully bridged! Now it is a matter of continuing to harden over the next 18 months.
Due to being bed ridden for approximately 4.5 months total pre and post surgery, I still have a long battle to getting back to "normal", whatever that is I have forgotten by now.
But some minor milestones this week:
1) for the first time since March 21st I shaved my legs (I know the ladies will appreciate how insanely awesome this is--no more nair, woo-hoo!)
2) I actually got in the car without going "butt first". Holy man!
3) I went out to run an errand of some type 4 days in a row....granted it takes me forever and the errands to not involve leaving my vehicle until I get back home, but still--it is out of my house!!!!
I just wanted to share this so for the ones completely bed-ridden waiting for things to get better, the road may be looong and slow....but I am slowly getting better and you will too.
Bilateral pars defect L5