I am 9 weeks post-op, and I started my PT today! It will be only aqua therapy for at least the first several weeks, but that's definitely enough for now. It was fun, and it felt good to actually do something, but I think I overdid it just a little. Of course, I have no one to blame but myself- I tend to be kind of competitive, even if no one else is. I kept looking over at the others, and going faster, working harder, and doing more reps than anyone else.
I also have a tendency (not a good one, I know) to think that if I work harder, I will get stronger faster. As a result, I overdo it. Some advise for others- you have a ton of metal in your back, take it SLOWLY or you will pay for it!
I am definitely paying for it tonight- my back is a little swollen and I am having pain in my leg. It's not enough to take pain meds again, but it's definitely letting me know what my limits are. I hope someone else can learn from my hardheadedness! (Is that a word?)