hello fusion folks
Im 10 months out from my double fusion and I just want to post some more or less good news for those considering fusion.
at my doc apt I found that one level (L3-4) is fully fused (yea!) and the second (L4-5) is about half way there. he didnt seem concerned about the slow level, so I, after a brief bout of depression and disapointment, decided he knows best. after all, it can take a year to fully fuse but I wanted it NOW
Im off the narcotics now and while there is some morning stiffness and some pain after activities its far far less than before. Im happy about it.
I still am very careful about bending and lifting but I can do more and more. a few more months and I hope to be fully fused and starting job retraining.. this no work bit is pretty boring and I do have a ton of hobbies.. but I just dont feel productive if you know what I mean.
hope everyone else is doing ok (although I see some arent. Im sorry to hear that