I began reading these boards a few months before my surgery, so I felt like I was prepared for recovery... I was.. sort of. The first 2 weeks were horrible, worst pain I could have imagined. Thankfully, at 6 weeks, I am doing much much better. I take 1 pain pill a day, usually 8-9 pm nearing bedtime. There are times where I feel I could do with another pain pill, but make the choice not to. My doc does not want to renew the script for pain meds at the next visit. We will see where I am by then. I am walking at least twice a day for 25-40 min each time. I am getting around OK, still slow on the steps, haven't used the walker in at least 2-3 weeks. I am getting quite frustrated that I cannot bend yet, and "over" this whole recovery thing in general ;p I just want to feel 100% asap! My doc is expecting me to go back to work after our next visit on 9/12. At this point, I do not feel ready to go back, hoping that changes by the 12th. How soon did you all return to work? Did you go back because you felt 100% ready, or did you go back because you needed to get back to work? I am fortunate that I am on disability insurance, so I can recover without the financial stress.
Thankfully my family has been pretty supportive and patient with me... even when I drop things that I can only watch fall to the floor and not get ;0 Can't believe I am going to write this, but I actually do miss cleaning!
I am still having trouble sleeping.. turning over and changing positions is stil painful and difficult for me. Are you guys getting a good nights sleep??
Anyway, looking forward to hearing from you guys.