Hiya !! I think I'm doing ok !! Back is still sore but am managing to get around the house ok. Chris is washing me as I can't have baths for 6 weeks. I did a walk today that was 15 mins long !! I'm still taking painkillers but find the time between needing to take them getting longer. Sleeping is good with minimal pain. I still have my dressing on my back , this was changed before I came home. Does anyone know how long this has to be on for ? I have dissolving stitches . I start PT next tuesday and have my followup appointment on the 1st of december , also I'm still wearing stockings , do they need to be on all the time ? I've been told to wear them for 6 weeks !!Is there anything else I should be doing ???