Surgery recovery (ALIF)
My doctor has recommended that I have surgery. I have spondylolisthesis and he is recommending a ALIF (Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion).
I was wondering what the recovery has been like for other people. I am young and should heal fast.
When can I take care of my self for the most part? like cooking small meals, going to the bathroom, bathing, getting in and out of bed and other small tasks?
I have a college roommate that I can have do some stuff for me, like taking out the trash and helping me shop. But I don't want to ask too much of her and am considering moving home for a little bit, but I don't want to be away from my doctor or switch doctors.
It is such a daunting decision and it is nice to see that other people have gone through this process.