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Question about overdoing it and consequences

tracibennttracibenn Posts: 95
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:50 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Yesterday we went to the Home, Lawn, and Garden Expo ( I HAD to go....Reed Timmer from Storm Chasers was there!!!!). It was a lot of walking. Probably too much. I'm aware that I may have pushed myself too much. Since yesterday afternoon I have been very sore, stiff, and my right leg has started hurting like it did before surgery. Is it possible that I messed soemthing up that the fusion surgery fixed? What harm, other than the pain and discomfort, can be done by overdoing things? Maybe I shouldn't have gone 10 days post op, but like I said I wanted to see my man Reed Timmer!


  • That sounds like a good excuse as any to get out and about! Are you in a brace? Were you wearing it? I can't speak to whether the walking was bad for you. After all, walking is generally recommended for us fusion patients. I want to say this though, from the viewpoint of one who's 14 months post fusion: next time my doctor tells me to either do something or don't do it..I'm going to listen. I mostly listened to my doc, but I did push it at times, I'm sure. Now I find out that my fusion failed and I'm looking at having the surgery done again...no fun. I don't know if my pushing things hurt me, but I dang sure ain't taking that chance again.

    Don't take a chance..make sure what you're doing, chasing storms or chasing storm chasers, it is doctor approved.

  • i want to go see this guy

    i need to look after my spine as i just had major surgery to fix it

    traci, i think you no that you prob did too much too soon, i have no idea if you did any harm, prob not, hope so for your sake

    Take it easy and heal
  • SpineAZSpineAZ WiscPosts: 1,084
    During recovery from lumbar fusion every time I pushed myself it resulted in 1-3 days of pain, sleeplessness, odd symptoms, etc. Your body is still healing and has some inflammation common with healing. The walking you did may have added to the inflammation. I did have the support of my LSO brace which was a rigid turtle shell but oh so helpful.
    2 ACDFs, 2 PCDF, 3 LIFs; Rt TKR; Rt thumb fusion ; Lt thumb arthroplasty; Ehlers Danlos 
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