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Four Weeks Later

Lauriec620LLauriec620 Posts: 4
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:46 AM in New Member Introductions
So I'm the one who a month ago posted that I wished I'd never read all these messages because they made me scared to death. Now, a month later, I realize I was scared to death because I was in total and complete denial about what this was going to be like. Suffice it to say that it made natural childbirth look like a walk in the park. And I realize that every single thing you posted, from all the stuff I'd need to how to get mentally prepared was right on the money. So to those who are new here, read and heed!

I spent a week in the hospital, three weeks in rehab, and rumor has it I'm going home this weekend, And the thing I carry with me every day is the message someone posted that said measure your progress by week, not by day. That has made all the difference.

Fused L3 to S1


  • I love this part of your post:

    Suffice it to say that it made natural childbirth look like a walk in the park.

    Sounds like things are going along as expected. Hope you do get to go home this weekend.

    Best wishes,

  • Well done in getting through the first few weeks of your recovery. Hope you'll be home this weekend and back with your family - a month away is a long time but so necessary with such a big operation.

    Yes, measuring your progress by the week is the best way to help you get through the tough part of recovery.



    XLIF L2-4 20.8.15
    ALIF L4/5 2009
    Laminectomy/discectomy L4/5 2008
  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i wish you the best for a complete and successful recovery! i am so glad you found SH to be of help to you during your procedure.. we are always here for you!!it is invaluable to have information about your procedure!!stick close by and remember to follow the doctor's orders!! good luck! Jenny :)
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