Well, I have been very optimistic about my surgery and the results. I know I am only 3 weeks out and have a lot of healing to do but I am starting to get a taste of what is better (fixed) and what is not!
I can walk with less pain - yay!
I can bend and move with less pain - yay!
BUT... two nights ago my back seizing up at the end of the day started back up again.
I am fine all day (I even walked a mile today) but at night, I sit on the couch to watch TV for 1-2 hours to unwind before bed and then I can't get up. My body does not want to straighten out. When I force it (which I now need someone to stand in front of me to hold on to) to straighten out, I get INCREDIBLE searing pain! It goes away a second later but my body just gets stuck in the sitting position and can't straighten. I can't even adjust myself from a lying down position to a sitting position without pain once I have been sitting (only at the end of the day) for a hour or more!
WHAT IS THE DEAL???? Anyone else have this? What can I do?