I was in a car accident approx 8 months ago, and after trying EVERYTHING else, I am scheduled for a lumbar microdiscetomy at the end of the month.
I would like any feedback from anyone who has had this procedure on the recovery period. I am not nervous at all about the actual surgery, it's the recovery period I am concerned about.
What was your pain level after the surgery and how long did it last for?
How long did you need to take off work?
How long before you were able to clean the house/walk the dog, etc?
How long will I need to stay in bed? I hear you can lay down or stand/walk, but cannot sit for a while.
Will I be able to take a 3 hour drive 5 weeks post surgery? And walk around for a few hours a day? I have a trip scheduled.
Anything else I should prepare for and have available post surgery? Heating Pad/Ice Packs, etc?
Thanks for any insight you can provide! I was originally told to get a fusion so I'm not really sweating the MicroD as much.