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l2-l3-l4 lumbar fusion

vedantschahalvvedantschahal Posts: 2
edited 05/18/2015 - 5:07 AM in Recovering from Surgery
Hi i am from india, i had a lumbar fusion after i had a car accident severely hurting l3. Its been almost 2 months since then. I havent been taking any of the pain killers and today doc also asked me to stop taking multi vitamins. I have a passion for cars and i want to drive but dic said no driving for 6 months. Can anyone please guide me through. I am 22 and have my internships and stuff starting july and thats only 4 month mark. I tried driving and i was doing fine.

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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    You are almost two months post op.
    Doctor said no driving for six months...yet you have driven and all is fine.

    I can understand you say you have a passion for cars, but I don't understand your hurry.
    Almost two months post op is not a very long time.

    I have found the need for patience in dealing with spinal issues. Please don't rush things and risk your future spinal issues and risk future limitations on your mobility.

    Doctor instructions are for your best as he considers long term success.
    I curious as to why you would want to jeapordize that and not follow doctor instructions?
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  • No you are gettibg it wrong, i drove yes i want to drive yes, i consulted a physio initially who helped me post op with walking and stuff at the same hospital, he said driving is fine so i did it. Moreover starting july i have internship starting and its around 100 kms up down daily for which i need to drive to get there or i ll have to take the crowded metro. I consider driving as best option. I know its early according to doc but i wanted to have an opinion of fellow brothers and sisters if its fine doing so
  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    ......I did not misunderstand.
    Your doctor said to wait and you said no.

    Then you want to ask "brothers and sisters" to tell you if it is fine doing so.....after you have done so already.

    No one knows better than your doctor.

    Why not explain your situation to doctor about metro and let doctor give opinion .
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