Well, it’s 4 weeks since surgey… only 2 more weeks with these bloody DVT socks on!
I had to drive to my 4 week follow up appointment across town and I’m in slightly more discomfort that I normally am. I’m going to take a walk and see how I feel afterward. The seated position for driving seems to be the hardest thing for me to do right now.
My back is progressing as it should be and the spinal doctor loved to see the xrays and information that Mr. Boeree had provided. 6 weeks are important, but 12 weeks is the magic date for bone growth. He also told me not to attempt sports for at least 6 months and I told him I was going to wait the full year before I try to sneak back onto the ice (if everything goes well). Some guy in Calgary decided it would be alright to go bull riding at 6 months – needless to say, I don’t think that’s a good idea. The doc re-iterated that I had done the right thing and that he would have done the same thing my shoes.
Mr. Boeree ok’d my joint supplement as well, so I’ll start taking it today. Sorry, no photos. 🙁 Boring Update.
I’ve cancelled my return to work next Monday in favour of going back on August 29th. I need to do some more healing.