I have been reading these forums for the last several weeks while preparing for my surgery. I really appreciate all the great information here. I am now 6 days post-op and have a few concerns that I was hoping to get feedback on.
My number one concern is that my back seems to have been re-injured during surgery. In the past when I had the worst of my injuries my back would look very crooked or twisted and I would be unable to stand straight. Prior to the surgery I wasn't having that problem and immediately after the surgery I was back to being twisted. Has anybody had an experience like this? Is it normal to feel like that after a surgery?
My other concern is just where I should be almost a week out from surgery. I have to spend 90% of the day laying down with ice. I am unable to walk for more than a few minutes, and sitting is very uncomfortable for more than a couple of minutes. I don't expect to be going for a jog or going to lift weights, but I am wondering if most of my problem are from being so twisted and not the surgery itself.
Any help or suggestion is appreciated. I am starting to feel a bit down.