Hi All! I'm 24. I'm getting my first surgery, a left hemilaminectomy/microdiscectomy on May 12th after my exams finish. I have a wedding to attend a good 6+ hour drive away the second week of June. I know I will need to be careful for how long I sit in the car. Is this even feasible? I can always lay down in the backseat if possible and we plan to stop frequently and walk around.
If anyone has had similar surgeries, can you speak to what your activity level was like? My goal is to be back to work 2 weeks post op. I have a summer desk job at a law firm and I am looking into standing desk options so I am not sitting down all day. I definitely want to get back to my regular life, but do not want to push it, especially since I have about a 30% chance of reherniation. My health comes first since I have to live with this back for the rest of my life, but I also want to somewhat enjoy my summer and still keep my prior engagements (weddings, work etc)
Any tips on how to travel or what I can do would be great!