I am a 36 year old woman who had a Spinal fusion almost a year ago and I am leery about strapping on my Rollerblades again. As a matter of fact, I had bought them right before I got pregnant, so they're brand new and I pulled them out to sell them but decided to do more research before I just give up on my favorite pastime out of fear. Granted, My ALIF surgery was a success, but I still have 4 other discs in my neck that will require surgery shortly for a fusion as well. I am not planning on Rollerblading 40 miles a week like I used to, I'd just like to take a leisurely roll along the neighborhood with my family. In all my years of blading, I've fallen three times, so I'm not exactly accident prone on blades. (I do have full safety gear and am even looking at different butt and tailbone protection shorts to make sure I'm taking care of my back. Do you think that's overkill? Out of the three times I fell, 2 of them were idiots that caused me to crash and one was me deciding to get crazy on a hill. My Gear has not a scratch on them....I'm confident of my riding, just not of my fear and I need to hear from some semi pro's that are out there doing "Mini Shreds" and still loving life,
I was just hoping to hear from others who have been in my situation maybe with Rollerblading, skiing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, etc. My Doctor said I was free to try things I used to do, as I'd like but I had to be careful or it could be "Catastrophic". That's not exactly what you want to hear! I am in good shape (5'3 125lbs) and have been in PT for 3 years and can already touch my shins after surgery with no pain and wiggle my hips, lol, so I would like to resume some exercise that is easier on my body then walking is, as I have SO MANY Degenerated Discs.
Any thoughts or help you might be able to offer would be wonderful. As a first time poster, I want to appreciate you taking the time out of your day to answer my post. t's my last big fear to tackle and I want to overcome it if I may! Thanks for your help.:-)