I am having a Microdisectomy surgery on L3-4 and L 4-5 on Friday 1/30, and I am wanting to know what to expect as far as post-op pain levels go. I have had surgical fusion surgery 2 years ago, and was in quite a lot of pain for several weeks, but have read this is not as bad. My surgeon will have me stay in the hospital at least overnight, but am scheduled for at least three days just in case. I was on Morphine and Dilaudid after my last surgery- anyone have any comments on their pain levels?
At least I am not as terrified this time as I was with my neck surgery - I was sure I wasn't going to make it for some reason. It had been some 35 years since I had had any major surgery, and it wasn't a good experience.
Thanks in advance!