Well I finally passed the 6 week mark, and started week 7. I have to say I had some good days and bad ones.
I woke up after surgery with buttock pain, week1&2 the pain was out if this world! I caught a stupid stomach flu on week 3. Though for sure I may have re herniated but surprisingly I had a better week on week 4. The pain diminished quite a bit. I was able to sit stand and walk longer than I was able to in a long time.
Week 5 caught a cold ...so all the sneezing and coughing brought on some more and newer pain coming into week 6. Before op I had pain in right buttock/back of thigh and mostly in inner heal. I was bed bound. Now I have pain in buttock, calf and under the heal. Not sure if that's normal or not but its definitely setting me back somewhat. My calf seems to want to seize up.
The pain is no where near the pain I was having before surgery!! But I have to say that sitting this week was still hard. I walk daily as much as I can but still lay quite a bit because sitting is still hard on me! Standing and walking this week is causing some moderate discomfort since the cold. But On a good note I start PT next week. I'm really looking forward to that!