Recovering from a back injury or back surgery is a difficult process, but if you go into it with realistic expectations for yourself, it will be more manageable. Don’t plan on being back to 100% activity level overnight. When it comes to recovery, slow and steady is the way to go.
The unfortunate reality is that recovering from back or spinal surgery is never a fun or easy process. There’s bound to be a certain level of discomfort and physical limitation while your body heals and you work your way back to normal activity levels.