I have very little sciatic nerve pain now, although I’m still taking special medication for that. I had a post-op appointment with my surgeon a few days ago. He informed that everything looks good. I asked if the residual sciatic nerve pain will eventually go away. He said that it should, but nerves heal very slowly so it could take several months.
Activity-wise, I have no restrictions. The surgeon told me to just let my body be my guide, and especially not push it. For example, I just walked ½ mile on my treadmill at 1.8 MPH and that was enough for now. Heavy lifting is out for now. But that’s OK; other than hiking and things of that nature I do most of my “work” in front of a computer screen.