Today was my 6 week follow-up appointment with the neurosurgeon for my initial spine surgery. I’ve been waiting for this appointment for a long time to get out of this back brace (i.e. turtle shell) I’ve been in for the past month and a half. There’s only so much Netflix to catch-up on and sitting at home playing video games doesn’t quite have the same appeal as it did in college. The worst part of all of this was that I wasn’t allowed to lift more than 5 lbs since the surgery, meaning my 13 lb 12 oz, 5 month old daughter, Avery, was off limits. Being a new father, the thing you want to do most is hold your baby.
After my appointment I’m happy to report that I’ve been cleared! No more turtle shell and no more weight limits; I just need to ease back into everything. It’s an awesome feeling to be liberated from the back brace and it’s one step closer to going back to my normal life. As soon as I got home, I got to pick up Avery and it was the best feeling. Hopefully the good news keeps coming!