Great site with lots of great info. Had a microdiskectomy L4/L5 7 days ago and have been reading all the forums on recovery. I'm walking 4 to 5 times a day and in the morning I take a 2 mile walk (last 2 days). It takes me an hour, but it feels great. Doc was vague on how far to walk, just said listen to your body, so I hope I'm not over doing it. Still hurts to sit more than a few minutes. That leads me to my question. If you cant stand or sit for more than a few minutes at a time, what are you supposed to do the rest of the time -- lay down? I'm concerned about just laying around in bed, but not sure what else to do when not walking, sitting, or standing.
I had the surgery 7/13/11 and I'm 47. I ran a marathon last June, and then had a sneeze that set everything off. Did the PT and had the shots which did help, but couldn't shake it off totally.
Thanks - Gary