[QUOTE=TrayC;4691220]I completely concur...Follow doctors orders to a tee.
I had a 2 levels done in 2003, no fusion though. Don't try to recover to quickly, but do walk often when you can. Don't rush, it will take time to recover. What helped me so much is warm water therapy. Once my staples came out, my doctor sent me to warm water physical therapy, it helps a ton!
If you are in pain, take your pain meds. Don't try to tough it out it will slow down your recovery.
Having had several surgeries, the most nervous time is just waiting in your bed waiting for them to take you back. Once your back there, it will feel like a split second and then your waking up in the recovery room. Will be sending up a prayer for ya...[/QUOTE]
tracy i answered you in this thread somewhere...