On 01/05/2009 I had a "matrix" decompression of my l3-l4 disc. The surgery took 2 1/4 hours. The incision site is about one inch long. When I woke up, I was in pain. It was quickly taken care of and by the time I got to my room I felt as if I had gotten my life back.
I was up and walking in no time-the nurse had to tell me to slow down. I was released from the hospital the next morning. I have been home for three days now. the pain has been tolerable. It is in the incisioan site mainly. I am being extremelycareful-don't want to go back to the same place I came from.
Doc says that i may have some pain in my leg and buttock because of the amount of nerve manipulation he had to do. Also said the herniation was such that no matter what I had been trying, it would not have releived the pain.
I plan on going back to work on Monday-after one week off. I have a desk job that allows the opportunity to get up and move about.
My only issue is--why am I so blah today. My surgery sounds so much less than the others here. I should be grateful but am still worried. I can't explain it.