Hey guys/girls, looking for a buddy.
I did see the September buddies thing, And I will post there too. I was just looking for someone who may have been my age range and having the same type surgery. Sorry if this is redundant
31 year old male. Healthy & fit but the pain became too much. So after 2 years of ups and downs I decided to take the plunge this morning on surgery.(9/25)
L4/L5- L5/S1 microdisectormy . Operation went very well, doctor said there were no complications, I was strong and healthy and should recover well. Man I was nervous and shaky...that is until they hit me with that IV drug. Then I probably wouldn't shut up! Haha! Anyway..
I'm following the doctors orders, but wanted to get some friendly opinions.
So I have some questions. I know that every recovery is different, but are there certain best practices, do's/don'ts I should be aware of?
I'm a healthy eater, but anything you've found that helps would be of great benefit.
Today is day one, so that is out of the question. I'm stiff as a board and hobble a lot. When might you try it in small distances.
Right now, I'm doing 20 min on/off.
Generally speaking, how long until the pain subsided to where you could get around?
So obviously, start off very slow and work your way up, as long as you're being very careful. The doc says the first few days are critical.
Any other advice and encouragement would be great. Thanks for listening!