Not a good day.
I had a microdiscectomy/hemilaminectomy @ L4/5 in mid-July. Things with recuperation have been going well, PT has been going well, all-in-all I'm slowly upping activity and movements, lessening pain meds, and generally taking it one careful day at a time. And now I'm a bit freaked out... Because on Friday, at a Halloween party, 2 glasses of wine (which of course I've abstained from for months due to pain meds) led to much dancing. I did manage to stay sober enough where I concentrated on keeping my core tight during said hip/body movements, but obviously inebriated enough where I DID dance and not just hang out on the sidelines. I know, I know... No need to berate me, for I'm doing it enough to myself already.
I've been in pain since Saturday morning post-dancing. It's all back pain, deep and stiff. Interestingly enough, it's not the lower part of the spine near the surgical area, but a bit above that... the actual vertebrae are tender to the touch. I haven't had muscle spasms or true acute pain, but I am definitely very, very sore.
I was at 100 days post-surgery when this stupidly occurred. I'm sure the majority of my pain is because I was so active and using muscles in ways I haven't for months... I'm icing, being careful, and expect things to calm down in a few days... but to be honest, there's a part of me that is absolutely horrified that I've done something horrible and re-herniated or worse.
So... I am in search of stories. Who else has overdone it out there post surgery? What did you do? How did you feel? What was the eventual outcome? I don't have any friends that have had this surgery, so I'm at a loss for comparable stories.