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Old 11-24-2012, 12:32 PM   #6
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Re: Recovery from L4/S1 PLIF

Hello and welcome Odsoju,
I had ACDF C 4-5 Aug 04, 2012, it went well but recovery was hard the first month, or two. I am now at 2 weeks 4 days Post Op L-5 S1 TLIF, nov 6, 2012.. Again recovery is painful and slow at first, but i am doing better each day. My muscle relaxer is my best friend second only to my pain meds. The raised tiolet seat was a extremely important tip. A grabber stick is important too. I find i can not wear anything but loose draw string pants that i can wear lower than my incisions. I have had help both times for at least two weeks after surgery. I really couldnt have been alone. And the constipation is an ongoing PIA. See my humor is returning slowly.
I wish you well, these boards really helped me and i hope they will help you too!