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Hi Fiona, I had my fusion done Aug 06. I used the "stim" too for 6 months. I was on Pain meds and sleeping aids for the first 2 months and then just sleep aid for the 3rd month. At my second follow up I should bone formation and at the 6 month mark It was good enough she released me to go back to work. I couldnt because 2 weeks later I had to have my shoulder reconstructed.
The only other piece of advice I could add to the great feed back youve been getting is if you drink anything with caffene in it...Stop. It leachs calcium. It also makes it harder for your body to absorb the supliments. I dont know much about Lupis except that it can be miserable to the extreme. My heart goes out to you.
It has been 14 months since my neck fusion and the only side effect I have is if I look down for long periods I get a headache at the base of my scull. I am glad it is all behind me and I wish you a swift recovery. By all means question the surgeon as to what might deter the bone formation if it still isnt showing after 6 months. Also I had very little pain after 4 months and none at the 6 month mark.
Good luck,

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