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week two

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:32 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Well all this is the second week back to work for me after 8 weeks off after L5/S1 fusion redo. So far things are going good and the pain is minimal as long as I get up and walk around every so often. I am still doing my PT every day on the treadmill, the distance varies from day to day but at least im out there doing it. Well i hope that everyone is having a good day and I wish you all the best.



  • Glad to hear that you are back and work and doing well. I had TLIF on 6/9 - and hope to go back to work in eight weeks. I'm primarily at a desk all day during work time.
    Are you on any pain medication still, and how much/time do you spend walking at this point of your recovery?
    Thanks!! Vivster :)))
  • Vister,

    To be honest I stopped my pain meds at about three weeks. After a while they totally stop doing anything for me. I am at a desk most of the time as well. i walk everyday and the distance varies from 2-5 miles a day depending on how I'm feeling. Just so you know and have a time line i had my op on april 15. As i said before this is a redo of one that I had done on June 13 of 2008. Just remember to take it easy and if it hurts then don't do it. I hope that your recovery goes well.

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