Hi everyone, Just wanted to stay in touch and up date you on my recovery. Slow and boring....enough said. I am 5 month post-op and doing well. I basically have no restrictions with the exception of never shoveling snow or lifting heavy laundry baskets again. I am still in P/T for another month, just cut down from 2x a week to 1x a week. Am getting to the gym 2 or 3 times a week, sometimes just to stretch and do cardio and other times to do more. For the past 3 weeks or so, I've had a flare-up. Not too, too bad. It feels like a "charlie-horse" knot or muscle tightening just left of my scar. It's pretty constant. I take advil for the pain, but I break down in the evening and take flexeril or darvocet before bed. Hoping will diligent P/T work that it will go away soon. I have my 6 month check up Nov. 19th with my ortho-spine surgeon. I don't expect any surprises. I feel a little stuck...as far as moving forward and feeling stronger like you are in limbo or something. I'm tired of talking about recovery and surgery etc......I just wish I had a perfect spine again. Sorry to lament
Feeling sorry for myself today. Anyway, chin up everyone, hope tomorrow finds you in less pain than today. I am doing very well by all standards and would do it again in a heart beat. Cheers. Mel V.