I had a two-level Lumbar Spinal Fusion (L4-S1) on 12.15.09. I believe I'm on track for a solid recovery--I am taking much less pain medication and have very little pain, and I'm up to walking a mile a day on the treadmill.
My big problem right now is sheer and complete exhaustion! I'm good for about four hours after I get up in the morning, and then I am so tired I must retire to bed.
Is this normal? Have any of you experienced this? How long did it take to go away? I am living on fruits/veg and lean protein, and I just started a nutritionist-prescribed vitamin/supplement program.
I can't imagine going back to work--or any type of normal life--with this level of fatigue. Thanks for any input you can give!