I had a microdiscectomy and laminectomy at L4-L5 in March of 2008. I had drop foot and leg weakness & numbness. I still suffer a bit from the weakness and numbness/tingling. I have a tear at S1-L5, and a small disc protrusion at L3-L4.
I did well in PT, and took Pilates classes (private, machine based sessions) last fall. I really need to be better about doing my 'homework' exercises...
I would like to hear from anyone who has had a similar condition/surgery and then became pregnant. We want another child (our son is 2.5 yo), but due to my back problems, I am very hesitant to become pregnant, but part of me wants to have another biological child so very much.
Another part of me wonders if I'd be debilitated after pregnancy and delivery, unable to care for myself or my children as I was after back surgery (my mother had to live with us for nearly 6 weeks since I couldn't lift our son). I wonder if I will require additional surgery due to being pregnant
Any info is greatly appreciated!