so i thought i would be better briefed by my surgeon / physical therapy team at  post surgery but it has not been the case... i am 10 days post surgery and i just have a lot of questions. i'm hoping you guys can help clear some things up for me.
i was sent home with a walker and while at times i do rely on it i find i can slowly walk around without it... should i be moving away from using it? will i place my fusion at risk?
right now i hobble around the house doing laps around my living room & kitchen but... how much should i really be walking at 10 days out?
when walking i am still getting shooting pain down to about the back of the mid-thigh... i've informed my doctors office and they have echoed several times that it's likely just "post-surgical inflammation" and it should go away on it's own. to that point they prescribed a z-pack of methylprednisolone of which i have 1 day dose left but still having pain and it worries me.
i also was given a "baja" brand back support brace but no real clear instructions on how much to use it... i do notice that if i tighten it down enough it causes the shooting pain mentioned above to get stronger and more frequent with movement... should i be wearing this 24/7? some other amount?
please help a confused patient.
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