So I was looking for advice on recovery from a lumbar microendoscopic discectomy. After two round of injections and months of physical therapy, I re-herniated my L5-S1 again and have opted for surgery.
My neurosurgeon was very vague about recovery and I was not very good about asking questions due to the amount of pain I was in at the time.
I know recovery can look different for everyone, but from what was told to me, I can expect to lay flat for 7 days and then no heavy lifting for 3-4 weeks. They will also expect me to take walks daily.
My son's first Birthday is 8 days post surgery and was wanting to know what I could expect in terms of pain and my ability to get up, move around etc. as I would like to be able to attend his doctor's appointment and celebrate with cake and ice cream that night.
I appreciate any information you have to offer about personal experience or advice on the recovery process.