I’m 23 years old and recently had a spinal fusion to correct my 50 degree and 43 degree curves in my spine. I am almost two weeks post-op and getting frustrated with how dependent I am on the people around me. I was a very busy person before this surgery and am struggling with the limitations of bending and lifting. I am slowly becoming more independent but what I struggle with the most is getting dressed and getting things off the floor. I have a grabber but it is never with me when these things seem to happen. Anybody have advice on how to pick things off the floor without bending or causing an injury? I’m terrified to make a move I’m going to regret!
Another question I have is probably repetitive and one that people ask but never have an answer.. but when does it get better? I want to hear your stories on when things took a turn for a better so I have a little more to look forward to. Getting through the days is tough when all I can do is take short walks and lay around.. any advice on how to grow more independent and be able to move back home into my own apartment would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!