So I'm a busy body who thinks I could be rushing my recovery.. In 3 months will be my 2 years anniversary
since my injury incident. I'm into my 11th day of recovery from a microdiscectomy/ laminectomy on the L5-S1
disc. After injury it was a progressing pain and a bulge that led into a rupture. I did shots with PT and finally decided on
My recovery seems to be going as expected and normal except I'm feeling though I'm healing faster than I probably should be. Along with the drugs I'm realizing my stupidity is taking over my sensibility of letting myself heal correctly. I've read a few discussions with mixed results and knowing we all heal differently. Walking as requested is great therapy but
maybe I shouldn't be mowing the yard yet? Yes I've done that and more. I'm a physically fit person and except
for the degenerative disc issues in my back I try my best to lift correctly and not move more than my body can
handle. I use my brace daily but not at all times. Ice is my friend and I've actually reduced my meds to just daily
anti-inflammatories with maybe a one a day pain reliever. I'm still on Leave of my Job just FYI.
I feel the pain of surgery here and there and it's different everyday. I usually know when i've over done it and have to lie down with ice or just call it a day and sleep it off until the next. Soreness radiates but it's much milder then
before my operation. I've started having the slight sciatic pain in left leg again as I'm hearing that can be normal.
Each day that I'm feeling pretty good I go about business around the house or yard because I can't just lie around when it's so beautiful outside. My 2 week follow up appt is in a few days. Should I worry I'm risking another injury? Should
I tell my Dr. about my foolish unsettling work ethics? Or should I just cool it until I start my PT?