Tuesday, November 30, 2010

27 Days Post-op: sciatica gone, back feeling strong

It's been almost 4 weeks since my operation. It seems like it's been more time.. I'm getting a little bored at home, but i've found solace with a subscription to Netflix and a few seasons of Dexter.

The sciatica pain I mentioned a few days ago is now completely gone. I was quite nervous about it, but I just kept doing my exercises more carefully and it's gone now. It seems the nerves were still quite sensitive from the increased disc height, and all the commotion and cooking in the holidays upset them a little.

I'm spreading apart my exercises, so now i'm doing them every other day with a day of 'rest' in between.

If I had a job right now, I would probably feel comfortable returning to half a day of work within the next few days. My back feels very strong, my movements are smooth and flexible, driving is comfortable (big suv), and sitting is tolerable as long as I take the occasional break.

In two weeks I will be going to an Andrea Bocelli concert, ticket I had before I considered the surgery. I can't miss out on it, and i'm positive i'll be comfortable sitting throughout the whole session. Then, on December 15th, I will be taking a 3 hour flight back home (latin america) with my mother. I will be coming back to the US on January 10th. After that I'll drive to Dallas (3 hour drive, if i'm up for it) for a few days to see Dr. Zigler for a check-up and x-rays.
Good luck everybody! I will keep posting updates every few days.


  1. Glad to hear you are feeling more like your old self. I hope your appt. with Dr. Zigler reaffirms your positive progress. Wishing you continued success. :)

    If you haven't seen the movie "Avater" yet, check it out. I just saw it last week and I thought it was really good. I was probably the last person on the planet who hadn't seen it though. LOL!

    Take it easy,


  2. That's "Avatar". I can't spell...


  3. Great movie! I've seen it at least 10 times!

    I'm off to the gym.. good luck!