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Walking 2 - 2 1/2 miles a day 3 weeks after alif!

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:19 AM in Good News
Hi everyone,

After my setback on the July 11th, I'm back on track! I'm walking about 2 1/2 miles total each day (a morning walk and an evening walk). The prednisone made a tremendous difference in the pain in my calfs. Today I begin the reduced dosage to ween off. Other good news is that I didn't get up during the night to take percoset and I wasn't in pain when I woke up.

My surgeon and his staff have been absolutely phenomenal; I talk to his nurse every other day to confirm appropriate activities and progress. If you are in the Atlanta area, or can travel to Atlanta, I whole heartedly recommend the *edited*. I was treated for years at **edited** and felt more like a guinea pig there than a real patient. I couldn't go to *edited* before because of limited insurance coverage...



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  • Walking is the best you can do for yourself. I am glad that you are better and can continue with your daily routine. 2 - 2 1/2 miles a day 3 weeks after alif is wonderful accomplishment. Congratulations! Eleven weeks past my fusion surgery this is still the only form of exercise I am allowed to do. What I love about it is that I can vary my routes, enjoy the pretty summer flowers and do my best thinking while walking.

    We may wear out a few pairs of shoes, but we will be better for it.

    Continue on with your healthy regime,

    Kin :) :) :)
  • Yes Kin,

    My mother and I joke that I'll know the name of every street in my neighborhood soon (I live in an old neighborhood with small streets, sidewalks, and friendly walkers). I enjoy the variety of temperature throughout the day and the scenery too (I'm an avid gardener and there are a few yards that I pause and gaze at adoringly). The only drawback to my daily outdoor walks have been hills; 30- 45 degree grades really slow me down, especially going down hill.

    After tomorrow I'll probably do most all of my serious walking indoors at my local Y; my mother's going home and she's a bit paranoid that a single woman, walking alone with a brace and a cane, looks too much like an easy target for a would-be attacker. There has been a slight upswing in local crime lately so I will respect her wishes. I have to admit, walking on the flat surface of the indoor track is easier. And, as a bonus: my nurse said that after 1 more week I can treat myself and sit in the sauna at the Y!

    I'm really glad to hear that you're enjoying your walks too,

  • Hi K,
    So glad to hear you are doing well.
    I'm actually looking to find the best surgeon to do my C6-7 ACDF. Who did you see at the **edited**?

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  • you can request a pm with the info, Monika. That is acceptable.
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