It has been a long time since I've checked in here. Most people who post here are searching for support in the early stages of their conditions and surgery recoveries.
After recovery they move on. This forum has been a fantastic source of support and information, I've referred many people to this site.
It has been three years since my last surgery,my first surgery was in 2012 and had a revision due hardware failure in 2013. It has been a very long and
Difficult recovery. Biggest adjustment was I was unable to continue working. Since my retirement I have focused on becoming more fit and overcoming
the pain and function issues . I have neuropathy in my left leg , that requires constant exercise and rehab to be able to walk. I see lots of posts from
people wondering what they can do when recovery is complete. My advice would be to get in the best physical condition you can, work with your PT team
to develop an excercise program that strengthens your core and aerobic conditioning to build endurance . Lose Weight!!!!!!! I have worked very hard
at doing just that and now I play golf weather permitting everyday! I can travel and do basic chores around the house. There are many things I can
no longer do or I have to do differently. My point there is hope but it takes effort and perservence. Set goals and lineup the resources to accomplish them!
My life will never be the same but I am making it the best it can be!
Blessings to you all'