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Day 8 Post Op. ...Foraminotomy at L4-5 and S1,,,,

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,670
Well its day 8 after the foraminotomy at L4-5 and S1....I feel really good....been taking the Doc's orders very seriously, as I don't want to possibly have problems in the future that could have come from me being too eager to return to normal activities....I've been walking a 400 yrd. course 4 times a day very slowly....so far, no leg pain, and there's no way in hell I could have made these walks without at least moderate pain if not severe pain before this procedure. At times my leg does's "tingle", but the Doc says that's a very good sign that the nerves are regenerating...just once in a while I do have a slight "dull" feeling in my shin....but that seems to be subsiding also...but no more hip or foot pain. At the incision site it feels a little tight, but no big deal....I have not taken one pain med since leaving the hospital....Granted, it's exremely tough to do nothing, but my first post op. appt. is in 6 days, so I will "couch potato" it until then....will post after the post op appt. to let you all know what the Doc says


  • I'm glad to hear you are doing well. I am new to this site and I am on the lookout for positive stories!

    Your comment about not being able to walk very far without pain before your surgery made me smile - I know what you mean! I do my grocery shopping in record time these days, get in and get out! No stopping to compare prices, just keep moving as fast as I can! They sure don't design big stores to accomodate people with back problems do they?

    Best wishes for your continued successful recovery.
  • I hope one day I'll have some relief from the leg pain. I hope your pain is gone forever! Thank goodness. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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