This next period of my life was focused on recovery and rehabilitation.
I will always be eternally grateful to the surgeon that so skillfully removed the segment of my disc that was causing so much pain.
Unfortunately the after care that I received was shockingly poor in comparison.
After my operation I rested for about 4 weeks. Slowly progressing my daily activity levels and doing a bit of yoga with caution.
To be honest, I felt completely alone at this point with little or no knowledge as to how I should go about my recovery and rehabilitation.
I had been given a leaflet and an appointment with a physio. The one session I had with the physio wasn’t much help and neither was the leaflet.
Despite this, over the next few months my recovery was okay. I wasn’t experiencing any sciatic pain but I was suffering from back ache. It wasn’t a big deal, just annoying.
I managed to get myself off of the codeine painkillers, which was an incredibly tricky and unpleasant experience and life soon started to return to normal.
My girlfriend gave birth to our amazing and beautiful daughter Amelie and I was optimistic and hopeful about the future.
Once again however, things were about to change.
Next chapter: The return of sciatica