Hi guys, I wrote on this forum over 8 months ago when I was due to undergo Dynesys at L4/L5/S1.
I just wanted to write to say that I am doing OK and everything seems to be doing what it said on the tin!!
Having said that, I have to be honest and say that my recovery has been no picnic - I've suffered a number of relapses due to purely trying to do too much, and these have set me back. But I'm getting there - I continue to do some form of exercise every day otherwise I notice the difference.
For those of you out there contemplating an op - all I can say is do your homework and ask lots of questions about i) what's wrong with you ii) the solution/op being offered and iii) the surgeon. It important also to be realistic about recovery i.e. time and effort involved - one surgeon told me I'd be back at work within 6 weeks, yeh right!
I was very, very scared beforehand (as most of us are, worrying about the slightest thing) but I can honestly say that whilst it's not been an easy journey, and it's clearly not over yet, it has been worth it.
I do hope this helps someone out there!! Stay strong guys.