xlif for L4-L5 plif for L5-S1
I'm scheduled for the both procedures mentioned in the title and I'm looking for some realistic recovery time and outcome.
I'm 43 years old and have been in constant pain for 6months, walking for more then 20mins is unbearable, I can barely lift my feet and tend to suffle!
This all just happened one day, I got out of bed and it felt like my spine was colapsing onto itself. MRI shows degenerative disk disease, buldging L4-L5 with anular tear & spondylosis.
Although I'm in a lot of pain I'm afraid that surgery will make things worse, especially after reading what some have been through!
I also have a fear of hospitals, so I'd like to hear how long others were hospitalized.
Thanks in advance