Update on my first post. It's been one month now since I've had major back surgery. I started to feel much better (from surgery pain/healing) after 3 weeks. The last week feel much improved. I live alone but can vaccum, iron, do my wash, (I have a special way to luge my wash down stairs without any stress on my back), and drive a little. I can also walk without strooler or cane etc..
I use to have COMPLETE numbness running down from my waist to my feet. THAT'S PREETY MUCH GONE NOW! I still have some pain, especially in morning. I have to be carefull not to over do it. I still wear a brace for another 3 weeks. There is one problem. My feet are still numb and tingling and sore. In fact, I think they are 10% worse.
My surgeon said everything is healing down from my waist after surgery and the healing will trickle down to my feet. I HOPE SO. I would be happy if my feet would show at least a 30% better. My goal to have this surgery is to be able to walk normal (or almost normal) everyday.
Thanks for all the advice on this forum.
Laminectory/ bone spurs removed. First stage/level fusion on L4,L5. Taking Percocet for pain. Starting to take less of it.