Morning y'all! Here I am, a month and a half after my L5-S1 PLIF. Except for a few minor dents and dings, I feel pretty great, for the most part. No way I'm 100%, but I wasn't 80%
before surgery. Today, I'm riding 3 hours (not driving) up
to see my mom, brother and most of my sisters in the little town where they live in Illinois. I plan to stay with them for three days and nights and then ride back to Arkansas.
My NS didn't think the ride would be a problem as long as I use common sense and don't over do stuff. That'll be the hard part. All the family and 8 neices and nephews will keep me busy if I let 'em! I'm so looking forward to seeing family again since I hadn't been up there since a couple weeks before surgery. I'm taking my pain meds with me just in case I need 'em. And my constant companion, the dreadful brace. I still much dislike that thing, but I'm dealing with it a little better.
I hope everyone out there feels as good this far after surgery as I do right now. I also I hope I feel this good after my road trip! Wish me luck and I'll post back Sunday if I make it.
Thanks and Aloha,