So I thought I would be better briefed by my surgeon / Physical Therapy team at  post surgery but it has not been the case... I am 10 days post surgery and I just have a lot of questions. I'm hoping you guys can help clear some things up for me.
I was sent home with a walker and while at times I do rely on it I find I can slowly walk around without it... should I be moving away from using it? Will I place my fusion at risk?
Right now I hobble around the house doing laps around my living room & kitchen but... How much should I really be walking at 10 days out?
When walking I am still getting shooting pain down to about the back of the mid-thigh... I've informed my doctors office and they have echoed several times that it's likely just "post-surgical inflammation" and it should go away on it's own. To that point they prescribed a Z-pack of Methylprednisolone of which I have 1 day dose left but still having pain and it worries me.
I also was given a "Baja" brand back support brace but no real clear instructions on how much to use it... I do notice that if I tighten it down enough it causes the shooting pain mentioned above to get stronger and more frequent with movement... Should I be wearing this 24/7? Some other amount?
Please help a confused patient.
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