Hello all, was diagnosed about 7 yrs ago with a 17mm spondylolisthesis between L5 and S1. I blew it off to continue ( I am now 54) my active lifestyle of Ice Hockey, skiing and golfing. Last year it became increasingly difficult to Ski and Golf and I had severe weakness in my legs during Hockey games so I went back in for another MRI in march only to reveal a now 22 mm slippage. I actually played Hockey and Wakebaorded 2 nights before having surgery on 6/23. Now I'm getting frustrated with the severe shooting Sciatic Pain on the Right side as well as a numb Quad which I was told would be gone by now ( did not have that before the surgery). I have been walking and standing since day 2 of the surgery. Unfortunately I am bone on bone in both knees ( thinking of having new kness this year as well) so I am seeking other workout ideas? I have been over to my community pool and am up to 50 min of breast stroking and then back floating w/ light kicking with the use of 2 noodles for buoyancy and balance. The original plan of skating again at 16 weeks seems like a Pipe dream based on the first 6 weeks of recovery. I have kept my physique lean for a big guy 6'3" and 225 with good a diet and try to get abundant sleep. My only real concern at this point is the sharp , debilitating pain as described above. When it happens it's worse than any pain I had before the surgery and freezes me in my tracks! I have had to keep taking the muscle relaxers 1 or 2 a day to keep from having such bad flair -ups more often. Of course Dr. office says all normal but can't wait for the x-rays on the 8th week to see if fusion is happening or something is awry!
Thanks for any input!
Good Health to all!