I had surgery on Feb 21 and I'm still in a back brace. I have quite a bit of nerve pain in my leg/ankle/foot so walking isn't a very good option for exercise. I've gained weight since surgery, and I'm very eager to get back into the pool and start working out. I called my surgeon at 4 weeks and asked if I could swim and he almost laughed before saying NO!
I'm reluctant to call and ask again, but I've got to do something! Has anyone tried simply walking in a pool, and has that caused any problems? I don't go back to the surgeon for another 2 1/2 weeks.
I feel great, other than the leg/feet pain. Gabapentin has helped with the night symptoms. I also sit at a desk all day and have to be careful or I get lots of swelling in my ankles/feet.
Anyone out there faced similar?