JS, what you have going on is normal. You still have a lot of healing left to do. You are very lucky to be doing as well as you are right now, this does not happen for a lot of people. To be honest, you seem to have it in your mind that once you had surgery everything would be perfect within a few months, it just doesn't happen. It is rare to see someone ever go back to their pre-op days. Perhaps, in time you can lower the bar on your expectations & be very glad that you are progressing so well.
Your GP may be correct, you do appear to be somewhat anxious because of your expectations after surgery. As you said above, think my anxiety is on overdrive again worrying about
my future, GP says anxiety, I know its not, although its worse when I'm anxious, feeling a little stressed. Don't get me wrong, having a positive outlook after surgery is a must, but we have to be realistic at the same time.
I have seen thousands of every type of spine surgery over the years. Recovery is a long. Even with all of the new techniques being used today with surgery, drs have not learned how to speed up the recovery time. They never will, our bodies are a unique piece of machinery. For what its worth, I think you are doing great at this point.
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