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Lay around a lot 9 weeks out

Hi all. I'm 9 weeks out l5s1 fusion and still spend a lot of time resting. I do what I need to, but require lots of down time. Flat on my back is most comfortable. Normal or am I just getting lazy?


  • I think everyone is different! Don't be hard on yourself. Talk to your doctor to see if this is normal!
  • You are 9 weeks in! the acute pain phase is 3 months minimal. Hang in there!

    Realize that FEAR is our worst enemy. Get up & get out in that stormy weather of the real world & kick fear in the teeth. Stare at it dead in the eyes & walk right through it into the storm; because once you're wet, you won’t fear the rain anymore
  • Doug is right! I thought I was back to normal about 2 weeks ago. WRONG! After my neck brace came off, I got schooled in fatigue. I then lost my sleep rhythm, which lead to way more fatigue. I thought I was dying. Then my kind surgeon explained that even at 7 weeks out, what our bodies have been through, we are not 100% for a long time. I got some sleep aids, cut my coffee in 1/2 and put my collar back on part time, stopped the mind set of "getting back to normal work hours" Doing better. But, still plan on a good year before I think I'll be feeling normal..
  • Saw the doctor today and he says I'm doing really well. Good news!
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