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Old 02-01-2004, 05:43 AM   #23
carken carken is offline
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Re: Post Surgery Tips

[QUOTE=debbiel]Hello Carken,

I want to wish you the best of luck with your surgery.
No, I didn't have my surgery at the spine and joint hosp.
(I did have all my injections there though) mine was done at mother francis, as for as my recovery goes, I am doing really good, I walk 2 miles everyday (in under 30 min.) I can pretty much do just about anything except lifting or pulling. I go back Jan. 6, I cant wait to see if I am fusing yet. best of luck to you, and if you have any more questions please ask.
Debbie[/QUOTE]

Hi Debbie,
I was just going through old threads and found your reply. I had my surgery on Dec. 30, so I'm almost 5 weeks post-op. I find it incredible that you're walking 2 miles in under 30 minutes (as of Dec. 20-something). By now, you're probably running, I guess.

I think I'm doing pretty well, but not able to walk very far at a time. I go back on the 3rd for my first check-up. Were you fusing at 3 months? Do you mind telling me your age? I'm 62, but in excellent health other than this back thing. Everyone says age is certainly a factor, but my doctor didn't say so.

Carole