being sensible after back surgery
I had two cervical vertabrae removed and a fusion a month ago. I am doing very well, but would appreciate both encouragement and caution to get through the next two months of wearing a very impressive Miami J collar.
First I hired real, true gardeners to weed, fertilize and mulch. No he-men mow and blowers; women who know their stuff. (sorry, that is sexist, and I'm really not that, being a 50 year old feminist)
Very expensive, very rewarding.
However, I can't seem to strike a balance, or literally find the position, or figure out how to limit myself so I don't end of hurting or too tired.
The mantra is take it easy, pay attention to how I feel, use common sense, and a few other sensible thoughts.
I feel extremely grateful that I can walk a mile now, instead of just a block....but how the garden--even the weeds beckon.
Thank you for the opportunity to talk.