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Posted by Elaine on November 20, 2000 at 15:16:08:

In Reply to: To Jill posted by John B on November 16, 2000 at 21:33:14:

: Jill,
: What procedure did your doctor use on your lumbar surgery? I was supposed to have a meylogram done last Friday but was sent home because no one told me to stop certain meds. I have another meylogram scheduled for the 20th and a doctor visit a week later to follow up and discuss surgery. Unless the meylogram shows something different than MRI, he plans on using screws and rods to fuse L4 thru S1. I'm curious about your procedure since you said you were still in pain one month post op. After having six other back surgeries I'm not expecting to be pain free immediately but would like to how long the healing process may take. Thanks to any one for any comments


John,
I had posterior fusion on October 11th, L5/S1 with rods and screws, bone graft from my hip. I had no back pain afterward except for the surgical area. The hip is still sore from the graft but other than than I am fine, I am off all pain meds and have been for two weeks. This was my first surgery and hopefully my last.
Good luck,
Elaine

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