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I was a member of these forums about 2 years ago...I had an epidural injection in Oct '07 followed by a discectomy at L4-L5 in Dec '07. After a pretty successful recovery and 2 relatively trouble-free years, I'm back to where I started. Back pain and sciatica are back...so I returned to my pain mgmt doc last week. I am scheduled for an MRI tomorrow morning and an ESI on Thursday morning.
My question is: How long was your recovery time? I'm concerned because I am off from work on Thursday but I am supposed to work Friday and Saturday nights for 12 hour shifts (I am a nurse). Is it reasonable to expect that I will be able to work this weekend?
Your responses are greatly appreciated!