I am 20 weeks post-op from a three level fusion, am feeling really good. I get sore from my PT, still have to take about 2 percocets a day, walk 1-1/2 miles a day. But over-all feeling pretty darn good.
We're going camping next week with our big motorhome, so it's not tent camping. Have all the luxuries of home. My problem is our ATV's. We have a couple of "cruizers", hubbies is a 700 Suzuki Kingquad, and mine is a 450 Honda Rubicon, the big ATV's, not the little hotrods. This is something we enjoy very much doing together. I miss it desperately!! I can't even look at my bike without sheading a tear cause of my surgery. We always take them with us camping, and go to a very special area where we fish and ATV to 11,500ft. The wild flowers are one of Gods most beautiful creations, and their everywhere up there. We already live in the beautiful mountains of Colorado, but Tarryall Lake is just our special place. If you all could see where we live, your question would be "why are you going camping". "You're living it everyday".(note the photo in my avatar)
My question is, do you-all think I'd be alright to ride my ATV? There are smooth graded dirt roads around the area, besides the 4x4 roads. I won't go on those as they are pretty rough, but just stay on the graded ones. I won't be jumping creeks, or hot-doggin', I just want to ride my bike with my hubby. I feel so sorry for him cause he's been an absolute angel through these last 20 weeks, and now he's on a real vacation and I don't want to take his fun away. (he took 2 weeks when I had my surgery, that wasn't much of a vacation for him, but he didn't mind taking care of me)
Of course I'm bringing my pain pills, and my huge ice-pack, we have a large refridge in our motorhome. We also bought me a real nice padded reclyner camp chair for fishing. Taking our I-Pod and port station for tunes outside, our portable DVD player to watch movies.
I WANT TO RIDE MY ATV!!! Whatta ya think?