Topic: Recovery Wait? Abdominal Surgery
I had an Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) of Lumbar disk between L4/5 on April 1, 2009. This means they went in from the front through a 5 inch incision, and moved EVERYTHING - in order to get to the spine. (Major OUCH!) My doctor isn't really familiar with the inter-abdominal pressure/breath support necessary to play the oboe. So we really aren't sure how long I should wait before beginning to play again. Any ideas, advice, or previous experiences anyone can share? Thanks!!