I'm 16 and used to have a very active lifestyle prior to the pain caused by my herniation 7 months ago. (I'm pretty sure the cause was discus, pretty ironic hey!) In the previous 7 months, although I had to stop most sports, I still had a busy lifestyle due to school.
Last Friday I had a L5/S1 microdisectomy and since have felt amazing with the exception of twinges of pain in my leg.
I was wondering how everyone copes with the length of the required recovery?
The thing that gets me most is how bored I've been, I worry because it's only one week post op, and there are still 4-5 weeks recovery time left..
Any advice or tips on minor things I'm allowed to do in the first few weeks post op to make it a bit easier?