Having just had a 2 level PLIF 6 weeks ago, I was just curious how long it took for everyone to really feel like they were normal again. My NS promised that I would be able to do everything I could prior to my MVA 5 years ago so I was just curious how soon people returned to their lives again. Anyone go running??? Can any women wear high heels again? I am under restriction to not lift anything over 5 lbs, bend or twist. How long did these restrictions last for everyone?
Also, I was not sent to physical therapy although it is my intention to request aquatic therapy at my next post op next week. Does anyone have any suggestions for activities that helped in your recovery?