Hello, I am Peggy. I had L4/S1, posterior laminectomy with fusion and instrumentation on May 24th. At 4 weeks post-op, I think I am doing well. I take pain meds about 3 times a day along with flexaril. I tried to take Tramadol instead of Norco but it didn’t relieve my pain. I can walk 2 blocks without pain and 4 blocks with pain. I am just frustrated at how slow it takes to recover. I knew this before surgery but living it is harder. I wear a brace all day and a bone growth stimulator for 2 hours a day.
I am supposed to return to work Aug. 20th (11 weeks post-op) as a school nurse. I will have to bend. From all of your experience, is this a realistic goal?