For those who have helped me so much - thankyou!!!
I am 7 weeks post op now and the nerve pain is nearly at 0 (unless i drive) and i can sit through a movie which is also good.
My current questions are
1) I am noticing that the spine 2-3 higher than the herniation L5S1 is saw and achey ( is this just because those muscles are working really really hard).
2) my muscles are all really tight- is it ok to get massage now?
3) i have been told to do Pilates now.....what else do you recommend for rehab ( i want to make sure i heal well and get myself in decent condition).
4) THe biggie - I am faced with the decision to go back to work yet or not. NOW - the money would be good, but we wont die without me working. I only work 4hrs.day 3 days a week but it is sitting and i am not really sure if i can pull it off yet. I am worried that going back to work i will forget to exercise and get in shape..........maybe i need to focus on that for a while so i never end up here again. Any suggestions???
Thanks as always