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Old 21-11-2014, 11:55 AM
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Default Post surgery, slow recovery

We are 6 weeks post surgery, rods from T1 to L1.
Progress seems v slow. Still having a 2-3 hr nap every day, and lots of pain meds.
In a back and neck collar for at least a few more weeks.
We were told before the op that she could return to school after 6 weeks. Are u kidding me? There is no way school is an option yet.
When does it get easier???
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Old 29-12-2014, 09:27 AM
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Default Re: Post surgery, slow recovery

We are now 12 weeks and out of the brace and neck collar - yay!!
Still lots of painkillers, very stiff and sore neck.
Surgeon review is still 2 weeks away.
Still tires very easily but starting to go on small outings for lunch, movies, etc.
No physio or exercise yet.
Any suggestions for where to start with getting moving again?
We were thinking of going to a public pool and starting in the walking lane.
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Old 29-12-2014, 12:14 PM
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Default Re: Post surgery, slow recovery

I recommend walking in the pool - slowly. Try a bit of arm movement under the water too. Worked for me. Helps with that persistent burn between the shoulders. Don't be freaked out by staying on meds for as long as you need to - it is not a race to see who can go without first! It is a slow road and each month the improvement is worth the hard work. Stay strong.
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