Hey everyone. Had a four week checkup yesterday and got the thumbs up sign! L5 lami with removal of bone spur and lipomatosis and cleaning up bungled up ligament seems to be a success so far. Dr said incision was great and just not to overdo it. He knows my back is feeling good and that I'm wanting to get on with my life. Also may get to start PT in a few weeks too. Am already walking twice a day, 1/4 mile each time. It helps with the jitters I'm getting while coming off of the pain medicines. He also told me I am doing fine as I ween off of them. In two weeks I've decreased my intake by 1/4 and am now working on taking another 15mg away. He said if I got too uncomfortable that there are things he can give me to help but at this time to just suffer it out with the sweats and shakes and all that jazz. I'm very pleased with my outcome and am just so thankful that something worked out well for me. I hope others can get this relief that I am experiencing. Two months ago I was in a world of hurt where every minute sometimes was a task. Those days are now starting to fade from my memory, mercifully. Just wanted everyone to know that sometimes these surgeries actually are successful. I'm proof!
With much to be thankful for,