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Lumbar Fusion Surgery- 7 weeks post op

Hi all,

I had L4-L5 fused in early February and was wondering how everyone felt at 7 weeks post op because I feel awful! I know that everybody is different, but I just got a new MRI done and I'm waiting on the results. I'd love to hear everybody's feedback. Thanks!


  • jadehdjjadehd CaliforniaPosts: 20
    Also, if there's anybody on here who's willing to take a quick look at my MRI pictures I can email you some screenshots of it and just get some feedback so i can kind of get an idea what's going on, that would be great! Just post your email or number or anyway to contact you...
  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    Reminder.******there are no medical professionals on discussion forums.
    We members are not qualified and not allowed to comment on MRI to other tests results*******

    Your doctor should be explaining your results to your full understanding.

    Thank you.......
    Honorary Spine-Health Moderator
    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

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  • WLLadyWLLady Ontario CanadaPosts: 427

    I had a 10 level fusion T10 to S2 and pelvis, and at 7 weeks i was finally cleared to be a passenger in the car.....i was up and walking, and doing okay, still having some pain that needed help at night, not sleeping well (i'm 13 weeks now and still not sleeping well), no BLTing, but i wouldn't say i was anywhere back to half normal and fine yet-at the time i thought i was doing great, but looking back i still had a very very long way to go.  at 13 weeks i am now having the odd day where i actually forget for a few hours that i have had surgery, but the major difference was between weeks 10 and 12 for me. 
    This is such a long process....requiring a lot of patience.  my surgeon told me that he gives one level fusions 6-9 months to heal.....and for me i'm looking at 2 years.....so try and be patient, and do what you need to do (like no BLTs) and if you aren't seeing some improvement make sure you talk to your surgeon/doctor.  it sounds like you are, since you just had an MRI, hopefully it can shed some light on what is going on in there. 
    Dec '16 T10-S2 fusion with pelvic fixation. Laminectomies L2, L3, L4, L5, decompressions, facet joints removed. cages L4-5, L5-S1, rods, screws, scoliosis reduced to 0*.
    June 2015: Inflam facet arthrosis L1-S, pars fractures L5 and L2, 70* lateral scoliosis with 110* rotational scoliosis on reduction, facet cysts with nerve impingements bilaterally L2-3, L3-4, L4-5, spinal stenosis L2-L4

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