I am laying here with the laptop on my stomach recovering from a microdiscectomy I had on Wednesday the 26th! I am here looking for people who understand what I'm going through and I am bored bored bored already with recovery.
About me: I am a 31 year old woman and have had sciatica and low back pain since I was about 18. Just recently my neurosurgeon told me I have a birth defect called a transitional vertebrae that has been the cause of the degeneration in my disks at such a young age.
I have two bulging disks - L3/L4 and L4/L5 which occasionally cause flareups of nerve pain. I also had a rupture at L5/S1 which happened in December 09 and brought on the flareup to end all others. This is the one repaired on Wednesday.
Some stenosis, inflammation in the joints, and degenerative disk disease.
I'm married, no kids, three stepkids on weekends. I lost my job last October and as the job hunt has not yielded any results yet, decided to go for the surgery while I have the "time".
Looking forward to meeting new friends here!