) I posted a similar topic last week but it seems to have disappeared. I don't **think** there was anything offensive or off limits in the post. Maybe a little bragging but nothing more that I am aware of. If I remember correctly there were even 3 replies that I didn't have a chance to respond to. I'm not complaining here. I understand that sometimes weird things happen in Cyberspace... =;
Anyway today marks 4 weeks since my 360 surgery and as far as I am feeling right now the OS got it right this time compared to the TLIF last year at the same time post-op. <:P <:P <:P
Last Wednesday @ 3 weeks 1 day post-op I was feeling great and the leaves all over the yard were bugging me (my wife says I'm anal that way (amoung others)). I couldn't rake as that would involve the no-no of twisting. :T L) :T
Since my wife was off to work, I got the bright idea of jumping on the 'ol John Deere riding mower, mulching 'em up and bagging 'em.
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Afterwards I was expecting to be in pain, but actually there was no more pain afterward as there was before I started. Last year @ 6 months TLIF post-op I could barely walk for 2 days after doing similar chores.
I do realize that there are apt to be some not so good days in my future and my back does get tired and stiff after a long walk, but I am amazed at the things I am able to do now with very little discomfort. My balance isn't so great though.
Sorry for being so long winded but I am very pleased with my progress so far. =D> :O)
KevinB in Houston, TX