I thought I would right a bit of a diary as to what you will expect after a back op. I had the op last Thursday and I am now a week into the recovery. It’s very bruised and sore. I haven’t really been out of the house yet, been sat in the garden and in the lovely weather I have a bit of a tan. The key to recovery I am told is keeping mobile and not sitting for longer than 20 mins at a time. You mustn’t do too much though as people who don’t allow the recovery often end up having the op again. I have a 6 week sick note,but hope to be at least working from home before then.
My boyfriend has gone back to work now so I am fending for myself with my Puggles Lily and Bailey. They are helping me share the bed. I am feeling a lot better than I was, but I don’t know if this is the painkillers. I am quite an independent person and the fact I can’t even pick anything up from the floor that I drop is driving me mad. My boyfriend is convinced I am going to try and do too much and mess the operation up, I am going to try and relax, but that’s easier said than done. My brain is over thinking everything. “Does he think I am lazy.” , “why is he being quiet is he mad at me” and on and on.
Going to try and watch a film on sky and chill for a bit. Being a busy person this relaxing isn’t what I thought it would be. It’s damn hard ha ha