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    How much activity at 4-5 weeks post-op?

    Thanks for your kind and helpful posts Jennifer, Susan, Linda, and Melissa. I was encouraged by all of you.

    I'm doing better and haven't cried in several days! Big improvement there. I am doing better with the nausea and loss of appetite in general. Still an issue at times.

    This week I started getting dressed in real (entirely casual) clothes everyday, not just loungewear. Strangely that helped mentally.

    My question is, how much activity could people handle at 4-5 weeks? I'm up and around quite a bit during the day, trying to do a little light housework here and there. I also walk outside or in a store a couple times a day? Does anyone recall what their days looked like at this stage?

    Thanks if you're still reading!!
    Last edited by leahdragonfly; 11-03-2015 at 11:36 AM.
    Gayle, age 49
    Oct 2010 fusion T8-sacrum w/ pelvic fixation
    Feb 2012 lumbar revision for broken rods @ L2-3-4
    Sept 2015 major lumbar A/P revision for broken rods @ L5-S1


    mom of Leah, 15 y/o, Diagnosed '08 with 26* T JIS (age 6)
    5/10 VBS Dr Luhmann Shriners St Louis
    5/16 6 yrs post-op, 24*T/ 22* L, mild increase in curves, watching

    also mom of Torrey, 12 y/o son, 16* T, stable

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