Hello Fellow Spineys,
Well a week ago at my 2 week post-op check up, my NS said I can start water PT and I can drive when I feel safe to do so. So today the kids went back to school and I decided I would venture out to the YMCA on my own . I am still in my TLSO brace for six weeks, so I got myself all prepared in swimsuit, etc, brought my walker and hoisted myself into my Tahoe for the 15 minute drive to the YMCA. Everytime I get into a car I pinch my butt between the seat and my brace, very annoying :B So I figured I would drive down the block and if all seemed well, I would head on to the Y and get into the warm therapy pool
Well besides a big ache in my back it all was going well, and I arrived safely. Unfortunatley I got there to discover that the pool is closed for renovation
Sadly there isn't another warm pool around here anywhere. So, I confirmed I can still drive, but no therapy for me yet unfortunately. Since I was out and about I stopped at a drug store to pick up a couple things (should have taken in my reacher). So it does feel good to get back some independence by driving.
Now all afternoon and evening my back and hips are yelling loudly for they apparently didn't enjoy my adventure
I am settling them down with alternating heat and ice packs. I still consider it progress! Take care, and hope everyone is safely behind the wheel soon.