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Back Problems board

I am one month post-op L5-S1 fusion with instrumentation.

Yesterday I was out walking around at the mall, was out about 3 hours, and was in a lot of pain when i got home. today I did NOTHING, been lying around all day on the couch. And it is the FIRST day I did not need any vicodin.

I just feel like I need to rest and heal. But I feel a lot of pressure to get better, get off the vicodin, reduce my morphine, get back to work, etc.

How much activity do most people do after surgery? At one month, how much were you doing?