Just over 3 weeks ago I had surgery here in the UK. I was involved in a car accident just over 2 years ago which caused problems with three discs. However, the pain being caused by the L5 S1 became unbearable and after lots of tests and research, it was agreed that I would go ahead with a complete disc replacement.
The surgery went fine and the following days I had post op pain in my right leg (nerve pain, which medication controlled). I had none of the terrible back pain I suffered before! It was amazing.
Now, 3 weeks on, I feel like I could conquer the world! I walk 3-4 miles a day (then sleep for a while) and then I potter around the house doing little jobs (bit of dusting, cooking etc), but my back will ache a little if I over do it. I have had 2 sessions with my physio and do the exercises that she gives me daily.....mainly little stretching exercises...nothing to strenuous!
I am so glad I went ahead with the ADR and I know people are worried about this type of surgery, but my surgeon specialises in this type of surgery and is absolutely amazing. He was positive from the start which obviously makes me feel more positive and has a fantastic track record. There aren't many doctors in the UK that perform this surgery, so I am glad I found one that did.....it has turned my life around!