8 weeks post op lumbar fusion L4-S1
Please if anyone could let me know if they had surgery and how they did around this time I would appreciate it. I am around 71/2 week post op of my double fusion L4-S1. I am still in pain and can only walk for about 7-10 minutes on the treadmill 3 times a week. I spend half the day down and half the day up. I hurt if I do to much. I was told no PT at this point. After my laminectomy I was in PT at 6 weeks but not this surgery I guess. I am on Lyrica for nerve pain, which I was hoping I wouldn't have any more after surgery. NS said just angry nerves, too much scar tissue from first lami 4 years ago and staph infection that set in after that surgery. Should I push myself to do more even though I pay for it the next day and end up in bed more or should I be happy with this slow progress? Any advice I really appreciate. So sorry all of us that have this struggle. Take care all.