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    wanting some relief
    nannyjo1953 posted:
    I'm soon going to have TLIF surgery on the L5-S1 but not real sure of what to expect during the surgery which my Dr. Told me would take 3-4 hours. I've felt some better about it after reading all of your posts. I'm in so much pain trying to walk an stand an I'm so ready for some relief. Did an of you have to have blood transfusion or have problems with anaesthesia during the surgery? Thanks so much. I'm just scared.
    bj1208 responded:
    Hi Nannyjo1953 ~~

    I had Anterior Lumbar Fusion L5-S1 done 2/08 and I did not have any problems - no blood transfusion and no problems with aneasthesia. I actually woke up pretty fast from the surgery and not too much later I was eating lunch!!! Mine took about 4 hours.

    Hope this helps - let me know if u have more questions~~
    ~~ Click on my name or picture and read my story ~~

    Take care ~~ God Bless ~~

    ~~ Joy ~~

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