I had posted previously about how much pain I was still in 3 days post-op (Micro D), which now seems ludicrous. Why was I expecting so much? In all honesty, I didn't really know what to expect, which seems to be common amongst us newbies! Anyhow, every day I have seen and felt improvement, except sleeping at night, which is still bad, but the days....no pain meds except Tylenol/Aleve, and I can walk around a whole block with virtually no pain (except for the tight muscles in my buttocks from not having used them for so long before surgery!)
I was regretting having the surgery, I was in that much pain in the few days immediately after surgery, and scared that I had irreversably done myself more damage, but after today, I am SOOO glad that I made that decision, and that I have such a great Dr. ! Before surgery, I couldn't walk more than 50 ft. without extreme pain in my left hip, or sit for more than 10 minutes without my right leg going numb. And now I am sitting for 30 minutes at a time, walking with no assistance (crutches) and hardly any pain. To those of you who are just out of surgery or about to go in, I give you encouragement and hope, and wish all the speedy and successful recovery I am having.