I live in Pinellas County in Florida and I am 3 weeks pst op from ALIF and I watch way too much TV due to my down time and have now become entirely addicted to the Casey Anthony case!!!
However, besides that problem......I just don't know how to fill my days. I know this doesn't sound right but if I go about the house and try to do my usual daily activities I end up hurting too much. I take my walks on my treadmill so that helps, but when I take my breaks I lie in my bed as it's a remote control (like a hospital bed) so I can get comfortable.
My husband is telling me I spend too much time lying down. I don't sit in the living room because sitting on the couch is not comfortable for me. I feel bad that I am not doing more with my children as I don't have the stamina to take them out right now.
I just really want to know from others, roughly, as we all heal differently, but at about 3 weeks post op, should I be up and about all day taking a few breaks, can I really harm myself resting too much (hubby says I will get pneumonia) I truly just don't know what to do with myself all day. If I go into my kids rooms, I will kill myself trying to clean them!! The more I am up the more I feel I should be doing!!
I went grocery shopping the other day, made dinner, did the dishes and ended up in so much pain I was utterly miserable, but it's so difficult because my husband thinks at this point I should be able and up doing more. I am not in as much pain anymore when I am resting, so he looks at me as if I am being lazy now. I am just frustrated!! I feel I am at this in between stage where my brain is telling me I can do more (and my husband) but my body disagrees when I attempt too.
Just curious how others spend their time recovering and healing. Thanks as always for all the support I get from spine health!!