I tell ya..even though I am a nurse and did all kinds of research before this surgery...I never realized how long the recovery is and how hard it is. Just when I feel good and try to do a few more things..I suffer for it.
I had a miserable night last night. Yesterday was beautiful in southern Wisconsin. I went to Home Depot and the grocery store with my husband...Then we spent the afternoon in the backyard. Me repotting plants..him weed eating and laying bricks around my roses. Now I was so careful..I sat a a table while repotting..my husband brought me the soil..I had a wonderful afternoon..then by 7pm I was miserable..I had pain in the top of both sides of my butt with every step and my back near my incision was killing me. I had to take a stronger dose of pain medication than normal and lay on a heating pad for 3 hrs before I fell asleep.
I don't feel like I did a ton of stuff. I know that it was more than I have been doing but still. I think times like this is the frustrating part of the recovery. Today I am still sore and have to go to PT on top of it. Ugh.
I have noticed since getting rid of the hospital bed I used after surgery that I don't lay down to decompress my spine enough. I hated having to be almost bedridden for a month so I try and just get up and walk around instead of laying down most of the time I get sore from sitting. So I guess that is something I need to do more of..just laying on the couch.
Once again...thanks for letting me vent