Had a lumbar laminectomy on 11/10/11 it'sbeen 10 wks. I'm back at work working full time and I feel great. Don't get me wrong I still have some back pain but most of my leg pain is gone. I do get the occasional reminders of leg pain but it's after a very long day.It's probably a 1 out of 10 when it happens (which is not often at all)
So far it was the best thing I did for myself.
Day of surgery nerve as heck and I paced outside the hospital for about 20 min before I checked in. I was getting prepped and you don't know how much better I felt that I was doing the right choice with the right DR. One nurse had her neck fused with the DR who was performing my surgery. Every single nurse said" he was the best and they would have there surgery with him."
Woke up from surgery in a lot of back pain and the pain pump didn't help much and NO leg pain. I was in the hospital 2 day's and the pain was just awful. The ride home was agony. The first 2 weeks I said to myself "what did I get myself into??"
3rd week it was easier to get around and by the 4th week I was back to my old routine without the bending, twisting, and lifting.
The Doc has me at a 25lb lifting, which I think it's a joke. 5 or 10 lbs is the maximum for me.
I know it's early in my recovery but so far so good.
i prayed and prayed for a miracle and thankful God has blessed me so far.
I look at life as a gift and I am enjoying everyday of it.