My fiance recently suffered an injury where she had to have a laminectomy/back fusion. Before surgery she had numbness down her right leg. After surgery she has numbness from her stomach down (both legs). Surgery was 5 days ago and the surgeon insists it'll get better but after reading posts in this forum I am getting nervous. Every poster seems to say the numbness never goes away. Did anyone have this numbness after surgery and have it gradually phase away? If so how long did it take?