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Old 08-11-2016, 11:22 PM
Jules Jules is offline
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Default 1 year post op!!!

I feel like I've graduated!!!! 1 year post op!!!

It has been a bumpy ride. I can say that the beginning was quite difficult, painful, frustrating to no end!

It started getting better after 2 months. By month 3 I was back at work with reduced hours (my work is physical hence the long wait to return to work). I was doing most things around the house and not feeling as limited or weak as before.

By 6 months I started forgetting I had the surgery in a way

1 year! I still have pain occasionally. When compared to every single day, for years, the kind of chronic pain you forget what it is like to have a day without it, occasional pain is super great! I can walk for quite a long time before I feel my buttock and thigh on the left. I still feel my calf and a sensation like I want to stretch. That's probably due to the nerve compression on that side, but I'm working on that. I can touch my toes. The only time I feel the restrictions of having a fused back is when I'm sitting and I have to pick up something from the floor. I still don't like higher impact activities, but working on that. I can carry weights,I can do gardening, I'm working, I can scrub the floors, etc etc

All is well. I hope things are going ok for you guys as well.
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Old 14-11-2016, 08:32 AM
Jan Jan is offline
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Default Re: 1 year post op!!!

Great to hear Jules,
congratulations!
My daughter is 2 years post op, she is now 18 and living a very normal life which is a huge relief and a great joy!
Cheers,
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Old 16-11-2016, 05:47 PM
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Default Re: 1 year post op!!!

Hi Jules,

I'm so pleased to hear how well you're doing. It's been a long recovery but you seem to have managed so well.

There's light at the end of the tunnel for us who have just had the op, so well done!

Bren
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