Hi Everyone, I am 7 months post-op and feeling fantastic. Really blessed and lucky. My back is 95% better since my surgery in May. Things I haven't done for many years that I have done this last month were rake leaves, stand on my feet for hours and prepare and serve Thanksgiving, stand on a long line for hours waiting to get into the White House this past weekend, doing the tour & walking back to the hotel 3 blocks, with NO PAIN.
I try not to over-due, my back still give me a clear warning sign to cut back, or sit down, or just stop and rest. I pay attention. My wish for the new year is that all my spiney friends find more or complete relief from their pain. Happy holidays and Happy New Year. mel v.