Two weeks ago (7/26) I had a discectomy operation on my L5S1 - it was a lateral herniation. For the last two weeks I've mostly been in bed, except the past few days when I've gone on short walks. I still feel sciatic pain as I was warned, but I know short walks are good for me, so I'm going to continue to do them. (And I've been feeling better as the days go on).
Thing is, I am an actor and I have rehearsals coming up for a show. Rehearsals aren't all standing; there's some sitting, movement, and I can take breaks as I need to. But my concern is this: will partaking in activity like this either slow my healing or cause further damage?
My doc hasn't given me a straight answer, so I'm curious if anyone else became a bit more active after week #2 and what the outcome was. This one weekly rehearsal would be the only activity I'm involved in; otherwise I'm at home resting. I'm not working right now.
Any advice you can offer is greatly appreciated!!! Thank you!