Well....I am now 5 months post op L4-5 360 fusion and this is not where I thought I would be. And it makes me sad.
I am so much better and I have come so far, but I am not there yet. I really thought I would be. I am relatively young, strong and athletic and I thought I could beat this!
Sure, I heard 6-12 months, but really, I heard 6! Now I hear it is more realistic 12-18....
If I didn't need to return to work, I would be doing well. But work is just exhausting me! If I don't stay ahead of the pain....it can be difficult to find relief.
I was in an all day meeting on Tue, 8 hours of sitting. I squirmed, stood up, tried to pace and ended up in pain and with significant abdominal swelling. ugh
In 2 weeks, I have a 3 day training course I have to attend~so more of the same.
I really thought my recovery would be complete by now.....