Hello! New here and must say I wish I had found this forum years ago, but glad I finally did happen upon it.
I've had 2 lower laminectomies and both in my early 20's. Both were "emergency"--In to see the neurosurgeon one day and surgery scheduled for the next. Each surgery went fine and my pain was completely gone after each surgery. My last one was 2 years ago and I have been pain free. In December, I had some numbing and leg pain. I started walking every morning and the pain subsided, but now it has started back up. Different leg this time and only in the upper hip area.
I've been reading these boards and it seems like most people have laminectomies and then eventually spinal fusion. Is this what usually happens? I was hoping to have the last one be it!
Reading these boards, my heart goes out to many of you. I realize now that I am one of the "lucky ones" as I don't take any pain meds and can still lead a normal life.
It is nice to know that I am not alone. As many of you have said, no one knows the pain of nerve/back problems and it is nice to have a place where people can relate.
Take care everyone!