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how long did yiu use a WALKER after surgery?

JUST CURIOUS

HOW LONG AFTER LUMBAR SURGERY DID YOU USE A WALKER?

Did you then progress to a cane?

When did you start walking on your own?

I think lots of our surg buddies would like to hear what you have to say

Thanks for participating in my "poll"

Have a blessed day!

Rose
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  • I used my walker for about 2 weeks, then I started walking on my own. I never used a cane. The only thing I can't do is lift, bend and twist. I do try to pick up stuff from my floor and am not to successful.

    I have read your posts and I am glad you are doing better. You have been through a lot.
    Jenn
    40 year old mom
    Tlif July 18
  • Ohhhhhhhh I am jealous but thankful that you did so well
    I am really and truly happy for you and your progress

    Gee, i really never think about people reading my posts

    DO I POST TOO OFTEN? SAY TOO MUCH?
    Please be honest with me
    Hugs
    Rose
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  • After I had my fusion in February of last yr, I caught a really nasty staph infection. It weakened my legs considerably. I thought I was never going to be able to walk without a walker. I used it for about 2 and half months. I couldn't even lift my leg high enough to step up on a curb. I took several walks during the day around the apartment complex I had lived in, to build strength up in my legs. After my second fusion, I used for about a week or so. I got tired of having get it in and out of the car. I have a pink walker that has four wheels and a seat. I have a cane but I never really used it.

    Post all you want, that's the only way we know you are doing okay.

    Jennifer
    Discectomies 05/08 and 04/11, fusions L4-5 Feb 9,2012 and L3-L4 June 28,2012, Staph infection washout 3/2/2012, Bulged L5-S1. SCS trial on January 17th, 2014, which was a success! Permanent SCS on February 20th.
  • For the kind words about me posting and about the walkers use.

    I am trying to wean myself off of the walker outside, but going for those walks are scary when you have a foot drop and severe numbness. I use tge cane or go SOLO while in the house

    Thanks Jennifer
    Hugs
    Rose
  • 8-9 weeks on the walker and about 4 additional weeks on a cane.
    33yo mom of two. My surgical history...preadolescence scoliosis, kyphosis, and a hot mess.... 5 spine surgeries and lots of items added I wasn't born with (titanium, peek, surgical steel). Guess cremation is out. TSA loves me.
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  • After my last surgery I was so wobbly for so long that I used mine for nearly 6 months. I finally gave it up after much PT and walking outside with it mainly for balance issues. It still seems weird not grabbing it when I get up to go somewhere.


    Gary
  • So i guess i will use my walker, especially outside for a longer legnth of time
    Hugs
    Rose
  • stenosisRose said:
    For the kind words about me posting and about the walkers use.

    I am trying to wean myself off of the walker outside, but going for those walks are scary when you have a foot drop and severe numbness. I use tge cane or go SOLO while in the house


    Thanks Jennifer
    Hugs
    Rose
    Hi,
    I am coming up to my 1 yr post surgery for lumbar fusion of 2-3,3-4, 4-5.
    I use my walker which is a 3 wheeled one whenever I go out for a walk or will be walking a distance. I use a cane for short distance like from parking lot into a store until I can grab hold of a cart. I have lots of numbness in my R foot and it tends to " stick" to the floor and sends me flying! I use my walker/ cane or store cart mainly to prevent this tripping thing and also I have an extreme fear of falling which is what caused my injury in the first place.
    I say if it makes you fel mor secure to use a device then do it!
    Trish

    Trish
  • I HAVE DROP FOOT (right foot) and MY FOOT STICKS TO THE FLOOR ALSO
    ESPECIALLY IF I AM BAREFOOT

    Its weird And my sock falls down on that foot also and shoes fall off ( not with shielaces of course) as the numbness increases.

    Hummmmmm????

    Gee, 1 year post-op and this is as far as you progressed?
    I feel sad for YOU and me, I have a feeling I will be reporting the same as you on my 1 yr anniversary

    Rose
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