At 5 months post-op, life is almost back to normal. Here’s an update on my recovery from spinal fusion, plus some hope for others with spondylolisthesis.
Spinal Fusion Archives
I had a lumbar fusion (L4-L5-S1 fusion surgery) in May 2016, and I do my best to document my recovery and share my life after a spinal fusion on these pages.
Learn more about spondylolisthesis – how it’s diagnosed, what factors are used to determine severity, and non-surgical treatment methods.
It’s been 8 weeks since my spinal fusion. Isn’t it about time for me to be back to normal? Or perhaps there’s a new normal…at least for now.
In part 1 of this Q&A, I discuss my own experience with spondylolisthesis – what it is, what caused it, and how it was diagnosed.
I’m 13 days post TLIF back surgery for spondylolisthesis – find out how my recovery from spinal fusion surgery is going so far.
Last week I had the pre-op exam for my back surgery. Four days to go, and now I’m starting to get nervous. Check back for updates on my TLIF procedure.
Just 13 more days until my back surgery…life is a whirlwind, but we’re making it work. Read more about how I’m preparing for my spinal fusion.
A journal of my pre and post back surgery experience. Follow along as I have a Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) for my spondylolisthesis.
Being an injured runner can feel like I’m living in someone else’s body. With back surgery still one month away, self care is more important than ever.
I’ve tried physical therapy, pain meds, and steroid injections for my spondylolisthesis. None have worked. Is back surgery the next step for me?