Hi Spiney's! I am 7 weeks post 360 fusion L4-5. I am struggling finding the balance between the right amount of activity and too much activity.
It seems as if I just keep doing too much! This past Friday my physical therapy was in the pool which I loved. I did too much, too big of movements, not enough stabelization/using my abs...I felt it shortly after my session was over. I know better!
Today I went much slower, had them watch me more closely, used smalled movements/range of motion and stabelized more engaging my abs. I hope it helped.
I'm walking each day trying to walk 1 mile each time usually twice a day.
I'm frustrated. I have my 6 week follow up appointment tomorrow. I pray that my xray will show fusing. I have been having pain from the ilio inguinal nerve under my abdominal insicion. Wondering what the surgeon will say. 2 weeks ago, he said it was too soon to have the nerve injected(blocked) due to the risk of infection.
Will let you know, my appointment is tomorrow at 8 am (what was I thinking?) Thanks friends! Shari