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Surgery Complete

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
I am in day 2 of post op. So far everything is going good. I wanted to post some good news on here, for those people that are about to pull the trigger on surgery.

Stiffness in back where incision was, muscles sore, and that's it. This pain is whay you would expect, but the big thing is that butt and leg pain are GONE.

It is so nice to stand up and go to the bathroom without pain, and go outside and stand without pain.

Going to continue to take it easy and get better. I don't want to reherniate this thing.

Doc said that the herniation was "impacted in the nerves" meaning that the jelly in the disc did not come all the way out, and wedged in the nerves and would not come out, or go back in. That is what I was in so much pain and could not get releif in any position I tried.

Will keep you informed.


  • NC,

    I am glad that you went through surgery successfully and feel glad that you made the right decision. Isn't it amazing how the pain and buttock pain disappear? Well....don't be frightened if you feel a slight twinge, burning, etc pain. IT is your nerve just trying settle after it had been moved around.

    Like you mentioned, please be careful. Just lie down, walk around as recommended, eat....just take it easy.

    Keep posting about your recovery.
  • Thanks for posting with your good news! Now your job is to take your recovery very seriously and do just as your surgeon instructs. Rest and walk, rest and walk and develop patience!!
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