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Walkin a fine line after surgery

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!


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    L5S1 REMOVED herniation. Years of pain & compression. Microdiscectomy complete!! Trying to be super smart & safe with recovery!
  • How are you feeling Ben? Are you still not smoking and doing the e-cig?
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  • It dose sound like recovery is going well, I think most recoverys are like that some days you take 3 steps forward and then some days you feel like you taken 5 steps back. We all understand and you can vent away. Takecare
  • Doing pretty good. Yes still on the ecig. As of right now half my supply is the low nicotine and the other half is zero. Movin on down!

    I still have some not-so-good days. I am also still dealing with damn persistent hammie & calf tightness. I am usually doing better when I am staying active & getting to the gym regularly. But a flu bout & now a sinus infection have me off-scheduele. I also just had a 2nd MRI showing everythin in its place, which helps keep me calm and knowing that Im on the right track.
    L5S1 REMOVED herniation. Years of pain & compression. Microdiscectomy complete!! Trying to be super smart & safe with recovery!
  • Ben, glad to hear it! 8-)
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  • which e cig ben?
  • Glad to hear that you are still recovering.
    Microdiscectomy L5-S1; Jan. 28, 2013
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