I got to Therapy and my leg doesn't bother me anymore, but last night as I was putting a towel and swimsuit into my bag for the Therapy pool, I turned to see what hubby was saying and got a spasm over the surgery site so severe, it felt like my back locked up. I couldn't move.
I put my brace on and kept it on, I did drive there after all. Since it is right down the road, Driving was great
I felt like a teenager with a new liscence!
I had to take 20 minutes getting in and out of the car, but it was well worth the freedom
I got there today and told them everything the Doc said and gave them the new orders from the Surgeon on muscle strengthening. They looked at my back when I told them it hurt last night and where one of the screws are burns like fire and is a bit swollen.
So they decided for this week I could only do minor leg excersizes on my back (on the table) and then they hooked up a machine that has pads to stick to the skin and put them all over the lower back and turned it on. I had to lay there for 10 minutes while this thing put out a mild vibration and Turned my back into an ice cube.
They said "No Pool Therapy" until the swelling goes down.
So right now the ice helps the swelling, but is making the spasms worse. so I am dying to get back to the pool to relax the spasms.
All in All it turned out really good.
I know this is just baby steps compared to what most of you are doing now. But wanted to update you about getting back to Therapy.