Hi all, first timer here with a few q's.
On Feb12/10 I underwent a L5/S1 posterior fusion with rods and screws. I am now 3 weeks post-op and wondering what to do in terms of excercise, stretching etc. I would like to get myself in shape as quickly as possible. I do understand that the recovery could take up to year but i'd like to get some insights on some other peoples recovery and how they went about it.
Also, my surgery date was unexpexted as it was a cancelation so i had no prep time to quit smoking. Iam on champix at the moment and still smoke roughly 5 cigs a day. Is this going to drastically complicate my healing process?(kinda a dumb question)
Anyways if any of you have any info, opinions, suggestions, etc, they would be much appreciated.
Best wishes to all.