Hello everyone, greetings from Cajun country
I'm going to try my best to make this short, but it may turn into a novel.
I've suffered for 3 years now with herniated L3-S1. After 3 failed attempts with epidural injections over the last 1.5 years I finally made the decision to have surgery. Discectomy surgery was done 8 weeks ago, and while the first week of recovery was brutal, I'd been feeling the last few weeks was getting better. This past week has taken a turn for the worse, even with me having stayed home from our business (own a catering company & cafe). Hubby and I feel that I did return back to work too soon, I went back after week 2, but did very light duty and only lasted 3-4 hours for 2-3 weeks thereafter. Tried my best not to stand longer than 20 minutes at a time before taking sit breaks, etc. But I'm hard headed and well we have a business to run in this failing economy!
I guess what I'd like to inquire with you guys is how was your recovery with this surgery? I realize everyone heals differently, pain levels are different, etc but I'm in tears as I write, not knowing where to turn anymore, I'm so sick of this pain, feel like giving up..