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Four weeks post-op!

Still feel­ing very sore today, maybe due to the cold weath­er, how­ev­er I remain very hap­py to reach the four week post-op milestone.

I’m hop­ing my sur­geon will tell me on Tues­day that I can dri­ve again, and espe­cial­ly get back to some light fish­ing. I’ve been fol­low­ing all the rules, doing all the rehab and walk­ing, and now just want to start get­ting back to my reg­u­lar life a little…

Posted in Ballarat, Victoria

The posts in this cat­e­go­ry doc­u­ment the issues I have had with my spine, how I’ve treat­ed these and recov­ered, and rel­e­vant dis­cus­sions, debates, tri­als and tribu­la­tions return­ing to an active out­doors life after spinal surgery.

Coming home

I’ve been home for a full week now and though it’s been a big dis­rup­tion, it’s nice to be home where I can be comfortable.

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Recovery and rehabilitation

It’s been just over a week since my surgery, and I’ve dis­charged from St. Vincent’s in Fitzroy and am now clos­er to home at St. John of God in Bal­larat,…
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Surgery success

I’m very hap­py to report that my surgery on Wednes­day went very well, and I’m now recov­er­ing in hos­pi­tal. I’m quite sore, but up and walk­ing with help, sit­ting for…
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Surgery on my spine

It’s been a very tough few months. As I post­ed back in Jan­u­ary, I’ve been suf­fer­ing from severe low­er back pain symp­toms, and last Fri­day my sur­geon rec­om­mend­ed I under­go a spinal fusion surgery today.

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‘Staying in here’: What to do when a ‘rainy day’ turns into months

So I love the out­doors, this much is obvi­ous. Whether you’re read­ing my blog for the first time, or have been hang­ing around for a while, I think it’s safe to assume with a blog called Get­ting Out There that my hap­pi­ness in life involves being out­side. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, in late Novem­ber 2020 I injured my spine, her­ni­at­ing my L5/S1 disc.

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