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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,670
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:19 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
...walking did you do 12 days out of surgery. I can only manage 1/2 a block. I think I'm doing ok. Just wanna check others expierences.




  • Jess, I am walking in my house a lot during the day and try to make it outside to walk around the house and backyard at least twice a day. Not sure how far, since live in the country and don't have any blocks. Tomorrow, I plan to put on a pediometer and see how many steps per day and increase it everyday. I have a treadmill for my indoor walking, because it gets very hot here in Tx, and sooner or later will not be able to go outside. But a rough guess would probably be one block in am and pm. But remember everyone is different and everyone should take it at their own body's pace.

  • ill print that out and put it on my fridge. thx!!

    if i try and walk around in my house id be falling over toys!! LOL!
  • I was way to advanced and was probably doing a mile by week 2 but I'm paying for it now...at least that's what I hope is the cause of my woes. I got a booklet from the doctors today and here's the break of how far you should be doing and when:

    For every walk you must walk 5 minutes to warm up (or stretch during this time) and 5 minutes to cool down- totals listed below

    Week 1-2 Walk for 5 minutes (15 minute total)

    Week 3 Walk 1/2 block for 7 minutes (total of 17 minutes)... SEE YOU ARE UP TO THIS ALREADY

    Week 4 Walk 10 minutes- one block (total walking of 20 minutes)

    Week 5 Walk 12 minutes (total walk time of 22 minutes)

    Week 6-8 Walk 15 minutes (total walk time of 25 minutes)

    Week 9 Walk briskly 20 minutes- one mile (30 minutes total)

    Week 10-11 Walk briskly 25 minutes (35 minutes total)

    Week 12 Walk briskly 30 minutes 1 1/2 miles (40 minutes total)

    Of course I'm sure if you are up to it you should go for it but this is the guidelines in the "official" rehabilitation after surgery pamphlet I picked up today.
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