When you over do it, post op? Any of you on the other side know this? I’m sticking to my walking diligently, as instructed, but want to be sure I’m not doing too much and screwing stuff up.
As soon as my back feels taxed, I climb into bed for about 40 mins with a single pillow as per Mr Boeree’s instructions. I’m not sitting for too long and I take a big nap after lunch. Generally I’m hitting the sack at 9:30pm and waking up refreshed and without much discomfort at about 4 am. Thank you Jet Lag!
My only worry is that I’m walking close to 6km per day already across 4 outings. 1.5 km per each 20 minute walk. I feel great, but is this too much? I didn’t think anything of it until I installed this nifty app called run keeper on my iPhone. It’s free and pretty kick ass, but it tells you exactly your speeds and distances.
Still, no bending/twisting/extension/flexion or sudden movements for 4-6 weeks… that is very important to remember.
I finished my blood thinners on Saturday the 23rd and ceased tylenol on Sunday.
I’ve been taking 1 x 550MG Naproxen per day since Sunday the 17th of July… to decrease inflammation and inhibit scar tissue growth as much as possible. I will probably discontinue it this week and move to regular ibuprofen as needed because it is much easier on my stomach.
I began taking 1 x multivitamin and 1 x fish oil on Sunday the 24th along with 1 x Whey Protein Isolate Shake w/ L-Glutamine to aid my body in repairs. I’m also drinking a lot of water and though I had a full light beer last night, I probably won’t have much more than that for quite some time just to be safe.