Sorry I am not always in constant contact, but I do read the recent posts and keep myself updated on whats happening in SH....so hello to all
I just saw my surgeon again and he has agreed to schedule my surgery now for me versus waiting until the summer (I am a TA at school) so that I can travel back to England to take care of my sick mom.
I know I will have to take time off work and that bothers me so close to summer vacation....I am having a laminectomy and a foramonotomy at L5/S1 due to increased low back pain, and sciatic pain and now severe leg weakness, since my laminectomy/diskectomy at L5-S1 in July of last year.
He told me that he could have me back to work in a week, 2 weeks at the most, ok is this normal? Can this be done? I felt rushed after my last surgery going back after 4 weeks, but one week????? I assume this surgery is less involved, so I was just wondering if anyone else has recovered this quickly and what tips you can share to help aid in my speedy recovery to get back to work and take my trip to England.
Thanks guys!!! Take care everyone.