Well, now that I am looking at a possible hardware removal, I just wanted to get a long-term outlook.
I'm really interested in anyone's story where it's been a while since your hardware was removed.
How are you doing now? Any instability or re-herniations?
I've read up on other hardware removal posts and I'm seeing that most everyone feels the recovery is a breeze compared to the original surgery when you got the stuff put in.
I am concerned about that long term outlook though - so... anyone? Got a story?