Boy, this is tough! I had L5/S1 surgery 9 days ago. Doing relatively good, I think. Walked 6 blocks (3 each way) today. Pain is nicely controlled with percocet and finally have my pooping not such a problem.
But jeez, it's so damn hard to do nothing, see stuff around my house that isn't gonna get done if I don't do it (everyone is so busy that, bless them, helping me is about all they have extra time to do! Not to mention a 7 person business I own and run...I have a large flower/vegetable garden (thank God it's all on drip) and I loved so much to cook.
But hey, we all seem to have a form of this problem, right? What I haven't totally figured out yet is, is there anything I CAN do?????