I thank you in advance for reading this & helping me.
I have three herniated disks, L3, L4, L5, & spinal stenosis. I am having three microdiscectomies along w/ three microlaminotomies done in about two weeks. I've had rotator cuff surgery, miniscus knee surgery, etc. but this one is starting to scare the hell out of me. I am deeply worried about post-op pain & my ability to function afterwards even though the surgeons are using minimally invasive techniques. I've been on percocet for months and am deeply concerned that the pain killers won't work well after surgery as my body has naturally built up some tolerance at this point.
Has anyone out there had a similar surgery? And what can I expect re: post-op pain? Should I buy a recliner?
Please help me,