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10-01-2007, 09:11 PM
Hey everyone! Just wanted to touch base with people that are just out of surgery and are in the "is this going to get better" part of recovery. I underwent surgery June 29th (just 3 months ago!) and I just got back from a trip to Peru! We did a few day hikes and my back was tired, and I was worn out, but I was not handicapped or disabled in anyway because of my surgery. I kept up and hiked with everyone else and it was fantastic! Keep up the physical therapy and walk a lot and before you know it you'll be better than before your surgery.

Happy thoughts to everyone!


Oh, and Machu Picchu was amazing...anyone having the chance should really see it...but the food did a number on my poor american tummy!

10-01-2007, 11:04 PM
Machu Picchu !*#$??!! Congratulations, Sonia, on being able to take on such an adventure at this stage post-op! And a long airplane ride, as well.

I am so glad you posted about this because it sends a message to younger people considering surgery that it is possible to have a quick recovery when done before the bones get too rigid, degenerated, etc. I'll be happy if I can stroll thru Yosemite Valley at 6 months post-op!

10-02-2007, 01:44 AM
Sonia-how old are you???? I am assuming you are in your 20's--I could have never done that after surgery! Ly(47)

10-02-2007, 07:34 AM
Good GOD, woman, are you bionic?!?!? I would have collapsed about 150 feet into the first hike... :rolleyes:

Congratulations on such a wonderful outcome from your surgery! .

10-02-2007, 08:05 AM
As Chris says - you are bionic!!!!!!!!!!
I am also 3 months post-op, and still in pain.
I guess we all heal differently. Good luck to you


10-02-2007, 09:33 AM

You go girl ! A big trip so soon after surgery - you inspired me. Keep up the great recovery.


10-02-2007, 11:17 AM
I'm jealous!! That is definitely a place I want to see in my lifetime.

It is so great to read about how well someone can feel so soon after all of this. It's AMAZING!

Glad you had a good time!

10-02-2007, 05:46 PM
Wow, Sonia! I can't believe your stamina either! I am so glad you had such a fun trip- I would not have attempted a foreign country, much less a mountain range??? (It that what Machu Piccu is?) Keep up the good work! Lisa

Hey Sonia- post some pictures of this for us....

10-02-2007, 09:33 PM
yes, I'm 25 so my recovery was a little quicker than most, but good news for anyone in their 20's or early 30's thinking about getting the surgery done.

stay positive and set small goals...or Machu Picchu sized ones! :cool:

oh, and anyone who doesn't know what Machu Picchu is, google it...pretty neat stuff!

10-03-2007, 02:04 AM
Hi Sonia,

I'm in awe, amazed, jealous, so happy and proud of you!!! :D

Keep it up and be proud of what you have accomplished!!!


10-03-2007, 03:45 PM
very pretty!!!! I was overcome with curiosity and had to look! That was one heckuva hike !!! Lisa


10-03-2007, 04:08 PM
Holy......Sonia that is big!!! I am assuming you had to hike way up to that point....way up!!!! At 25 maybe I could a bit ..not 47...that's amazing!!!! :eek: