Hello. I am 5 weeks post-op. I had a lumbar fusion at L4 L5 S1.
It was anterior. I have a desk job that also involves occasional air travel.
I have my 6 week post-op Dr. appt. next week and he has stated that he will release me to go back to work at the 6 week mark. I am very hesitant about returning at this point. I still have quite a bit of pain. I just started PT last week. I just feel like my lower back is "fragile" and I am afraid to do slot of activity.
I am still taking Percocet and Flexoril daily.
Should I just tell my Dr. that I don't feel like I am ready to return? I feel guilty staying off work because I don't have a job the requires any lifting. I see posts where people are returning to work 2 weeks post-op! I can't imagine that!
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