I had my L5 S1 anterior/posterior fusion done December 29th, 2017 and was discharged Dec. 31st. I am now 2 weeks post-op. I’m feeling really good. Down to taking half the pain meds I’m suppose to be on and very active (almost too active). My question is, how long is an average recovery? I am 38 and rather healthy. I’m finding it very hard and frustrating to stay within my restrictions because I feel so good.
I’m finding my fiancé seems to be a little frustrated also. I look good and am not having hardly any pain at all, so it’s hard for him to understand why I can’t do any of the house cleaning and what not yet. How long (on average) until I will be able to push a vacuum or get down and mop my floors? How has everyone else’s recover time gone? I am feeling really good but so helpless.
Another question I have is how long until an average person goes back to work? When I can work again I will be going back to a group home working with semi independent clients so very low physical expectations. I’m basically there to make sure food is cooked and they take their meds.
Any input on timelines on how long it usually takes to start getting back to normal activity would be great. Thank you!
Any input and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.