10 weeks after spinal fusion

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Not sure how i comare to others who have been at this10 week stage, but im in so much less pain but i get very stiff at night and especially when I get out of bed in the morning. I am walking more but when up i get tired my back leans forward does this happen to others. They say dont bend but my body feels stronger so is it ok to bend a little to put shoes on or to bend with knees to get into a cupboard?

 

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    Hi Laura, I can't answer that now but my two level fusion is in 10 days ( as long as there is a bed). I thought we are not allowed to bend, twist or hold anything more than 5lbs for 12 weeks. Do you still see a physio or have anyone who can answer that professionally? 
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      Hi Angie,

      not long now until your 2 level fusion. Isn't it funny i had the same as you nearly 11 weeks ago. Best thing i ever did. Ino longer have chronic pain thank god. Ah I didn't realise 12 weeks. Im seeing the physio and consultant on Tuesday So i will ask lots of questions.

      i hope your bed will be available.

      How long have you been suffering angie? 

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      Hi Laura, thank you I can't wait. I've had severe sciatica with pins and needles for about 5 years, with odd periods after an epidural where I've been pain free. This last continuous period of severe pain has been for 18 months. Hope your appt tomorrow goes well. I'm seriously hoping that there is a bed, when I saw my Consultant last week, two operations had been cancelled due to no orthopaedic beds. 
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      Hi angangie i can relate to all that you say.

      my appointment went well i see him again in 5 weeks.

      let me know when you hear about bed. X

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      Hi Laura, I had my operation on the 28th may and came home on the 29th. I have a 6 inch incision scar but apart from localised pain to the incision, I have no sciatic pain yay. I ended up with a TLIF to L4/L5 and a PLIF to L5/S1, with 4 screws and 2 rods. . Glad to hear your follow up was good and hope recovery continues well. X 
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