Yes, incisions do not like to be forgotten for long! I'm 4 weeks post-surg, and now I'm having more back pain, and incision pain. I guess from being more active now - maybe I overdo it sometimes. I go out, on the subway, buses, long walks, grocery shopping (not carrying too heavy a load - I bought a new grocery cart) and today was my first day back at work. I'm glad I only work part-time. I haven't been lying down much now, but I sit and lie in my recliner which is probably not good for my back, but I'm using a pillow for lumbar support.
But now I'm realizing what it means that recovery is a long road, and I still have to take it easy. I was going to try to go back to teaching classes this summer, but that will have to wait (too much standing).
Anyway, I'm starting to do physio now, and I'm looking for good post-surg core strengthening exercises. I know of a few, but trying to not do too many at once. I can't afford to go to a therapist right now.
How is everyone else - can you relate to my situation? Or suggest some core strengthening? Thanks.
discectomy in June 2010 - success! No sciatic pain, just some remaining numbness in foot. And I get charlie horses a lot.