I am walking about four to five miles a day average for each week after the first week postop.
I could tell the first day out of surgery that the pain in my back was gone. The only pain I felt was from the surgery itself. I am walking about four to five miles a day average for each week after the first week postop. The key to this is to have a "can do" attitude and never give up. Do all the stretching exercises every single day, no matter what, and put in the time walking every single day, no matter what!!! Don't be lazy. Push yourself. Have a "say I can" mindset. Just get up and get moving. It actually makes you feel better. You really are in the best of hands. Do exactly what they tell you to do, and you will have the best outcome. Thank you so much, Dr. McCord.