I wanted to post what I hope is the beginning of a good story. I am 31, in good shape, and have been dealing with leg pain since November. After lots of PT, NSAIDS, and 2 rounds of ESIs, we finally moved forward on surgery.
That was 4 days ago. Went in Monday morning and out by the afternoon. I rested all day Monday, but only took one percocet. It made me a little dizzy, so I havent taken any more.
Started walking Tuesday...made it down the street 3 times throughout the day. The next day, I did a total of 2 miles. Yesterday, 2.5. Today, 3.5. I actually pushed my 2 year old son in a jogging stroller for 1.3 miles this evening (albeit on a very flat road). Found that walk to be the most therapeutic.
My only pain at this point is minor incision pain. Sleeping is difficult, but only because I am a stomach sleeper (a no-no post surgery). I haven't taken any medications at all since day 2.
I called my doc this morning to make sure that I wasn't overdoing it with the walking. They said that, unless I am feeling discomfort, I can walk as much as I like.
My only fear is that this is going TOO well! I hope this isn't a fluke...but I'll keep my fingers crossed.