Re: How is everyone today :angel:
Glad you got up to say hi to us. Need to stir about a bit, huh? Well, best advice I can give you is to take things very slow when recovering and do absolutely only what the doc tells you that you can do. List of "do not's" makes it hard the first few weeks, as we are all so used to doing for ourselves. Still, our families understand and we just have to let them get things for us, let them drive the first weeks until the doc says you can drive short distances, and absolutely do NOT bend the back, squat or lift anything more than a couple of pounds. Most full purses weigh more than that now, so I shorted the strap and hung it on the inside of my walker. Oh yes, use the walker as long as the doc tells you, and if you are in a bad weather area with lots of snow or ice, use it until it is safe to be out without it. Better to be a little slower and be safe.
Finally, talk with the doc and make sure you take pain meds when hurting. My doc says he wanted me to take them even if I wasn't hurting as much as before the surgery. He insists that if I'm hurting my mucles cannot relax and therefore cannot heal well. So, take those meds, and if yours are real strong and you are concerned about that, talk with the doc about pain patches for putting directly overthe pain site.
Know you are ready for relief from the pain. Best wishes for a totally successful surgery and we look forward to hearing good news from you soon.