Well, I was thinking the surgery was all for naught. My leg and arm weakness, pain and numbness had returned and I could barely walk on Sunday. Lucky for me I have this site so I could read back on other people's experiences.
Now I realize that it could just be the swelling and there even may be some permanent nerve damage (which I can deal with).
Today is such a better day. I decided to take my dog for a walk even though it is soooo hot outside. It was lovely and I am making a commitment to walk him every day like before the surgery. he is a service dog (German shepard) and very well behaved so no issues with him pulling or causing any problems. I also find that he brings me such a nice feeling of calm. There I am walking this huge dog (85 pounds and only 6 months old) and he is completely under my control. I was all worried and then I thought I will just drop the lead if I have to.
So back to feeling on top of the world and that I am going to get better I just have to give it time (which is not my strongest suit).