March 07 2008 is when I had my L5-S1 Discectomy, Laminectomy, Fa****tomy. All went well. Here it is 10 months past and today I was pushing a grocery cart (didn't left anything, my wife handled all that) and just as we got to the car a shot of pain down my left leg. I instantly had to take the weight off my leg and I could put any weight on it for about 20 minutes or so. I can now limp on it but can't put my full weight on it.
I haven't really lifted anything heavier than the doctor order. If it bulged or herniated again, can they do the discectomy again or will they have to do a fusion?
I'm becoming very, very, very disappointed with the fact that my back doesn't seem to want to heal or at least hit a plateau.
It's going to be the death of me. The restrictions are far to great, they stop me from doing all the things I love to do. Family, play sports, exercise, etc...
I'm becoming depressed big time.
Thanks for letting me vent.