I'm a very fit healthy female where fitness basically rules my life.
I live for it. I have 2 young kids to run after and a business to operate.
I'm also back in school.
The problem is I keep re herniating my L4/L5 disc.
It was my fault the first time around. I went running roughly a week after surgery. I thought things would be okay, clearly they weren't.
Second surgery seemed ok, and I started back up with fitness 3 weeks later.
No running, just very light walking and PT exercises. I'm following my surgeons rules and doing everything very lightly. I use proper body mechanics and am aware of how I move,twist and turn.
So, now I am looking at a possible 3rd operation as I am convinced I have yet again re herniated. I'm looking for those that have had to go through with a 3rd surgery and did that successfully keep you out of the OR for numerous years?
I'm not so sure I want to have another surgery. There is so much frustration and the fact that I live off of pain pills to tolerate just normal day to day actives. I did try to do everything holistic first off and then became a slave to painkillers. Certainly not by choice but because it literally saved my living. I have no fear in the addiction aspect as I know exactly how to safely come off when that (fingers crossed) time comes.
I would like to hear from anyone that has been in my shoes.