Hi Everyone! I'm a 32 year old female who recently had a Microdisectomy and a laminectomy and my L4 & L5 discs.. I'm doing ok so far, still feeling pain when i transition from laying to sitting, sitting to standing, etc or when I'm walking, sitting or standing for too long, but the pain is manageable. I only take a pain pill and a muscle relaxer at night before bed. I'm trying to work from home on my laptop but am finding that it;s hard for me to sit for too long but then also hard to get up once im involved in a project or an email. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to maintain my work life while i recover? I'm typically a very active person and it's hard for me to just not do anything but at the same time i know i need to take it easy to ensure a full recovery. I see my doctor in 2 days for him to remove my stitches and he'll talk to me about when I can return to work (mostly desk work but office has 3 flights of stairs) but I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions or any idea how long this will take me to fully heal? What about working out? When was everyone able to return to their normal workout routines?
Any suggestions, stories, advice, etc. would be greatly appreciated! I feel so happy to have found this forum because i now realize im not alone