Hi all. As many here know I am 2 1/2 weeks post op microD. Everything is going well, but I am very paranoid & scared about my recovery. I have returned to work & started PT, yesterday was my 1st day of both. I woke up very sore. I am doing the same today. Im gonna get the PT's opinion but I think I am gonna stay home & rest tomorrow.
I had almost zero pain day 3-10 post op, now I am increasing activity & getting some pain. I feel like I am walking a fine line between normal soreness & backing off meds & going too far. I am just really scared of reinjury even though I am ahead of sched & doing really good. I know there is gonna be pain & nerve sensations. I know its all normal but that does not make me any less scared. I try really hard to follow the BLT rules, but every time i slip up when putting on my socks or brushing my teeteh ot picking up something I drop I feel like Im gonna screw up.
I also feel that line of feeling the pain is OK, but I kinda liked it better when the meds were just taking it all away. I wouldnt mind at all having a double V ( vicodin & valium ) day just for a break. I have been slowly increasing activity since weds.
So really just venting a bit, you guys all understand what I am going through.
Thanks for listening!
L5S1 REMOVED herniation. Years of pain & compression. Microdiscectomy complete!! Trying to be super smart & safe with recovery!