I am at the 7-week mark for a 360-degree fusion, L4-s1.
Ack, I have been doing pretty well but the last week has been hard on my bod. One day, I went for what was supposed to be a short walk, got lost and spent more than an hour walking up some tough hills. Then I stumbled walking up the stairs. Plus, I am trying to get used to driving again -- I have a mini cooper that is very low to the ground, so it is a bit of a challenge to get in and out (though I am trying to be careful and keep good form)
So here's my question. Despite all this, my energy level is OK, but I am having a bit more pain in my lower back. And some swelling and tenderness, too. It's not horrible. But should I be concerned? Is this normal, just a sign that my body wants me to slow down, or could something be amiss?