Went to the Ohio Renaissance Festival. Walked/stood for 3 hours on just one dose of Tylenol 8 Hour. Yesterday, got in and out of the car and walked around stores for several hours on no meds. By the time that I got home I was sore, but I sat on an ice pack and it worked wonders. Went to bed last night without any pain meds at all. Feeling it a little this morning, but I am going to try stretching a little before I take the meds.
I haven't taken a Percocet in over a week and the last one I took was a half of one with a muscle relaxer. I haven't taken a muscle relaxer in 5 days. I am still being good and not really doing any bending, lifting or twisting. I am allowed to do so in a very mild way so I make sure I do so slowly and listen to my body when doing it.
Really hoping I've seen the last of real pain. 19 years in the making. Thank you Jesus!
Time back to work: almost 2 weeks.
Time post op: 5 weeks and 4 days.
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