As I reported last week, my 5 week post-op with my surgeon went very well with the only suprises being that he removed far more vertabrae than I remember him telling me and that I have problems with my T2 and T3 vertabrae. Great He actually commented that I'm fusing far faster than normal. He gave me the go ahead to do whatever I felt like I could, within rational limits of course, but no weight limits etc.
So what do I do? Mow the grass. Not on the riding mower- I pushed the mower in the fenced yard I have for my dogs. I can't get the riding mower in there. My thinking is that I can push a shopping cart, why can't I push a mower, right?
So, OUCH! I am paying for it! Make me stop! Tell me it's too soon and that I'm not superwoman! I know all of this rationally but for some reason I feel the need to live, to do normal things again. It's been so long and I've felt so useless.
What can I do?