Activities after fusion to pelvis
Every doctor is different. Dr. Hu gave me a long double sided sheet on when I can do various activities. I showed it to my local PT in Oregon who loved it and immediately copied it.
I do not know if it is just for "older persons", but one activity that is prohibited is jogging and running. The list breaks out activities that can be done at various times after surgery. If you would like a copy of the guidelines list, I will send it to you.
Bummer about the running though....I was thinking about becoming a marathon runner hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
I was discussing the list with my husband last night and I told him that it said that I could not vacuum for 5 years.......think that he is looking for the list to verify. Please do not tell him that it is not true!
Dxed 8/2011: Degenerative Adult-Onset Scoliosis age 65
XRAY 1/2012: 25* T levoscoliosis/ 36* L dexroscoliosis w/ 4.1 cm coronal & 3.5 cm sagittal balance
XRAY: 12/2012: Scoliosis curve same, Coronal Balance increased to 11.2 cm. T kyphosis 90 degrees
Severe disc degeneration thoracic & lumbar, stenosis esp L4
Surgery: T3 to S1 Fusion w/ ALIF L4-S1/XLIF L2-4, PSF T4-S1 in 2 surgeries,
19 & 22 March 2013, Dr. Serena Hu @ UCSF
Postop incisional hernia @ ALIF incision, repaired 3/2014