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How Do You Go Out To Eat Or Socialize?!

I would love to go out to dinner with my hubby for his birthday. I have had lumbar fusion of L2,3,4,5, and S1 1 month ago so I am not supposed to be sitting more than 30 minutes. Is it possible? What do you all do when you want to go out? Please help!!


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,347
    but 1 month out from your surgery is still too soon to be sitting for periods of time.

    You would just be asking for trouble. You probably could do it, but you would pay the price for it later.

    Why not have a special dinner brought into this house for your husband's birthday (assuming that you cooking at this point is also not too feasible). Besides take outs, there are many services available that will go to the restaurant of your choice, pick up the meal and deliver it. Perhaps with a bottle of champagne.

    Or if that all wont work, a nice letter with a rain check inside. I am sure he will understand considering the circumstances.
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • Thanks for being so kind as to reply! I am feeling the walls close in and I would love to go out, but I know you are right. People just don't understand why you can't just go and sit somewhere.
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  • You're probably better off staying in, as you can roam freely. If you can, have someone pick up a to go order from his favorite restaurant. If you feel up to it, maybe go for a walk in the park/beach (depending where you live) to get some air and get out of the house. Good luck!
  • BManBBMan Posts: 113
    edited 08/07/2015 - 10:12 AM
    I don't know the answer to this one, but you are awesome for wracking your brain about this after such a major surgery. I imagine you're looking at ways to "lift him up" (metaphorically speaking) after he has helped you so much with recovery. Some debts can't be repaid, though. That's what love is about. Whatever you do is pretty spectacular. In fact, I'd even share this post with him at some point and its interesting replies.
  • I can relate. I hate going out anywhere that has uncomfortable seats, which makes team activities very frustrating. I just go and suffer. When I go on my own I always, if available, sit on the benches and not table chairs. Most restaurants don't like to do that because 4 or more can sit there instead of one, but then I remind them of ADA accommodations, and that works.
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  • Hard wooden seets hold a special aversion to me.
    Because of my lower back issues
    I get numb on my bottom.then legs fidget
    Then i get pain in my nethers
    That is usually my signal to get up rather abruptly after a few min,
    So i rather get take out with a buddy and go to the river ro watch the water,or just listen to the breeze
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    Spine-Health Mod

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