I had 360 ALIF/PLIF for my L5 herniated/degenerative disc issues on July 3rd. So far, I believe the healing process is going normally and I'm able to walk and stand and take showers, etc. One thing that is still incredibly difficult for me, though, is sitting. I can't sit down for more than 10-15 minutes max without deep, dull pain (or in some cases, shooting nerve pains). Basically, I don't sit unless it's just for a few minutes and then I know to get back up.
How long should I expect this to last? Will I build tolerance and eventually be able to sit again? I'm in a wedding in October which will require flying, and right now I can't even imagine how I would sit on a plane for 2 hours. Can anyone share their experience(s) re: sitting tolerance?
360 Spinal Fusion (ALIF/PLIF) 7/3/2014