So, I'm 12 days out from my repeat discectomy/laminectomy. I was held over in the hospital because of the weather (snow/ice) an extra 2 days. Got home on Monday. The snow finally melted off enough that I was able to get out side for a walk on Thursday to the store with the BF. Now, on Friday we started with another Nor'easter (pouring rain/wind) and I got a ride to the grocery store in the middle of it (had to get cat food). Today is Saturday and the rain has changed to snow (again). Once the snow stops the temps are going to drop and everything is supposed to turn to ice! The weather is forecast is for more rain/snow on Tuesday & Wednesday and then another storm is supposed to roll in next Friday! We're not really accustomed to this sort of weather. We might see snow once or twice a winter here and it's usually just a dusting.
So....how am I supposed to get in my walks? I live in a small 1 bedroom apartment on the 2nd floor. There is a treadmill in the exercise room of my complex but how do I get to it without breaking my neck? Not to mention, the stairs of my complex are wood so they get particularly yucky with this kind of weather. I don't want to slide backwards in my recovery and I definitely want to do all I can to prevent scar tissue overgrowth. By the time I got home from the grocery store yesterday, I was in a world of hurt (only was out for about an hour).
I'm kind of feeling like a lump on a log here. I'd like to pick your brains for some ideas! Thanks!