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... I'm glad you cancelled until you can arrange more of a support network. If I were you, I would schedule surgery when your fiance' can take vacation time to help you. For one, you won't feel like moving much at all, and you must not bend, lift or twist, PERIOD. ... (37 replies)
... ld me he does both but the anterior procedure needs 2 operations,one from the back to insert the pedicle screws and 1 from the front to insert the bone graft.The PLIF procedure that he does will not have instumentation installed and I will have to wear a brace for A year but the scar is only 3". ... (25 replies)
... noticed that just a couple of additional pounds makes a big difference so I have become very careful of gaining which is never a bad thing. Good luck and speedy recovery to you. ... (25 replies)

PLIF Surgery
Jun 2, 2005
... you just had back surgery so relax!!! And, I think that is a huge key. We spend so much of our time guarding and the muscles just want to continue to do that. Make them relax if you can. ... (5 replies)
... minutes at a time at the beginning. ... (7 replies)
... weeks out, well I was 5 weeks out before I was allowed to shower or even get out of bed for any legnth of time besides potty time, so your way ahead of me. Two weeks post op is not much time, I'm surprised you can sit at all! ... (7 replies)
Mar 20, 2011
... Question to anyone - has anyone had succes with a PLIF? I read of all the problems & the length of recovery time, just wondering since I'm scheduled March 28th for one whether it's really worth it - I know the alternative is pain but is there anyone out there that has has a successful Fusion & is happy they went through with it? Thank You in advance. (9 replies)
... It sounds as if you are on a similar recovery track but I know how you feel about the recovery time. This certainly wasn't the "just three months out of your life" that the neurosurgeon estimated for a recovery. ... (7 replies)
... Before my surgery, my doctor very much underplayed the recovery from a fusion. That seems to be pretty typical, from what I've read here. The doctors don't want to scare their patients away from surgery. ... (5 replies)
May 28, 2011
... walk and equally important, to rest. Your body will need all its resources directed toward laying down new resting is an important part of recovery. Time spent sitting will be restricted. Some docs only let their patients sit up to eat meals... ... (10 replies)
... Remember that the recovery is not forever, it may a few months, it may be longer, but it will lead to a better way of life, so isn't it worth whatever the time is you have to put into it. ... (25 replies)
... That is too bad about your friend. We must take care of ourselves during recovery time. If going somewhere is a temptation to overdo things then doin't go there. Remember patience is a key factor in our recovery process. ... (177 replies)
... Well, Mommy of 2, that's where I am in this whole thing. Hope that helps but I am a generation ahead of you probably so that could make a difference in your recovery time. Sounds like you are doing good! ... (7 replies)
... I really can't say as I blame you for cancelling... I just called and cancelled my surgery. I too am concerned that the recovery time will be tougher for me than the actual surgery. ... (37 replies)
... I'm scheduled for the both procedures mentioned in the title and I'm looking for some realistic recovery time and outcome. ... (22 replies)
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... I spoke with my doctor today and once again asked about recovery time. ... (37 replies)
... nal cord stim and the intrathecal pain med pump. He feels the surgery is my best bet but understands that I need to be okay with doing it before I can accept the recovery time etc. Whew! never thought that it would be so intense just trying to decide the next step. ... (37 replies)
... Hi there, I am new to this site and have been reading the threads with great interest and also some fear! I am scheduled to have fusion surgery next Monday 2/25 and am really having 2nd thoughts. I have a great Neurosugreon but he did not give me any idea as to what to expect AFTER the surgery (ie. recovery time and limitations). I have 3 dogs who will be kenneled for about... (37 replies)
... Yes, my surgery was posterior(back) it is a shorter recovery time than the anterior(abdomen) surgery, hope your is going fine. Also.... Big, Big THANKS to all of you who gave such great post op advice on the top thread. My silky PJ's have been a life saver to "slide" off easily. and I never get very far from my reacher/grabber-Lisa (5 replies)

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