I had a TLIF with graft from hip on Nov 16, 2018. I had pain & numbness but I kept doing what the Dr said. WALK WALK WALK! It’s paid off. Today I’m pain free! I have tiny flare ups if I over do it, which I’m working hard not to do. I left town the first of Jan to get to the sunshine for a few months, so missed my 2nd X-ray. Looking forward to that in April.
My message is to walk and then walk some more. I started out at 2 miles a day on day 5. I keep adding step & bike riding now too. It’s the key to strengthening your back.
Good luck everyone! Gail