Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I've now passed the 12 weeks date since my back surgery. The doctors told me not to pick up anything more than 10 pounds, not to drive (I've not been good about that) and not to twist (I have been good about that!) for 12 weeks after the surgery. I have to say that at 6 weeks, my back felt great, but my stamina was low. I went scuba diving over Christmas, and did fine, as John was my sherpa. He lifted and carried everything to and from the water. I geared up in the water, so there was no carrying anything but my camera. That went well. I'd dive in the morning, and rest in the afternoons. At 7 weeks, I was still having an occasional weird zinging pain in the surgical area, but other than that, progress was great. At 8 weeks, all pains had disappeared, but the stamina was still low. I went back to work full time at 8 weeks, having done 2 weeks of 1/2 time work prior to that. And now at 12 weeks, I can say my normal stamina has returned, and for all intents and purposes, I feel completely back to normal....and 100% pain free. Thank you, Lord, and thank you, Stenum!!!