This time last year, I was a painful mess. Ice packs and pain medication helped me get through the end of the school year.
I'm thankful I had a great surgeon who had lots of experience doing this type of surgery (although I kept reminding him that it was MY FIRST.) Super encouraging PT and all the advice I received here helped me through the healing process. Now I'm looking forward to traveling to Germany to see my newest grandson. Did fall on the ice during the winter and scarred myself, but a few warm packs along with some PT visits got me back on track. Year follow up appointment with spine surgeon when I get back in July.