View Full Version : shopping again!

11-05-2006, 07:18 AM
Just wanted to share my excitement, I went to the mall yesterday!!
I will be 4 weeks post-op tomorrow. My daughter needed new shoes and I decided that I wanted to go myself and I really felt good enough to go. My sister and my brother-in-law took me and I managed to walk around and buy several things, I was there for almost 3 hours! I am also on the treadmill walking 1/2 mile a day! Getting better every day! Hurray!!!


11-05-2006, 08:47 AM
Wow, Dori!! :D You go, girl!!!!

11-05-2006, 10:08 AM
That is so awesome Dori! Were you in pain during those 3 hours at all?
Way to go,

11-05-2006, 11:10 AM

I admit that by the end of the 3 hours I was feeling tired and sore. But, it wasn't anything horrible. My legs were a little sore today when I woke up, but not my back!

11-05-2006, 12:16 PM
I am so happy for you. I must admit that I am going through mall withdrawal. I wonder if there is support group for that? :)

11-05-2006, 06:29 PM
wow, that's great! I went to the mall last week too, first time,& I did a couple stores but I did have to rest a bit. One of my legs ached a bit... I was there about an 1 & 1/2!!! I felt great to get out & happy with the accomplishment but also realized I was not yet like my old self... I was extremely tired afterwards & realized I do not have the stamina yet & am still on the mend.. plus I had to walk pretty slow! all in due time, I guess...Lynne
3 months post-op

11-05-2006, 07:21 PM
I'm about the same as Lynn right now for shopping. Can take my daughter into about 2 stores; the 3rd is pushing it. Not much wandering around yet. Can do basic grocery shopping but have to rest when I get home. But it is good because at least I can get out when needed; just have to limit it.

age 47
posterior surgery 7/24/06
50% correction of T70-L76 curves

11-05-2006, 07:39 PM
I did the mall in an electric cart at first, and also in a wheelchair. I really needed a mall fix! Now at 3 1/2 months I can walk into a few stores, eat lunch and walk some more before I get tired. My walks outside around the block really helped to improve my stamina. I can also do the whole grocery store now too.

11-08-2006, 03:39 PM
yes, my P.T. fellow says it is building up your stamina at this stage--3 months(post-op). I have been doing the treadmill etc.... :)

11-09-2006, 12:01 AM
Hi Dori,

You're doing great!!! :) When I would finally decide to venture out on some sort of shopping spree, and it was no where near 4 weeks post-op, I choose a wheelchair.

Keep up the great progress!!!