Tonight is the night that I return to work after being off completely since May of this year, but off and on since October of 2012. I literally only worked like 5 weeks this year. 26 days post op and my life MAY be able to get some normalcy back into it. It is going to feel like a new job, but feel just like I never left all at the same time. I am hoping and praying that my back holds out. I promise to be a good patient and stay away from BLT (Bending, Lifting, Twisting). I am allowed to lift up to 20lbs and carry up to 10lbs and do VERY minor Bending, but no twisting at all.
Anyway, I am going to attempt to be asleep by 11am so when I get up at 8pm (in time for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. tonight) I will be coherent and ready to go! Just gotta get used to taking so long in the shower.
I'll update everyone how it goes, tomorrow morning. Wish me luck!
36 yr old with one degenerative disc (L5-S1)
3 rounds of Epidurals in 2013
6 PT visits in 2013
Microdiscectomy L5 S1 on 9/5/2013.
Re-herniated in January 2014.
Epidural on 3/3/14.
A/PLIF (L5-S1) 6/3/14