#:S I'm home after 1 night in the hospital following a laminectomy and discectomy at L4-L5. So far, I am glad to say that the pain and spasms are not as bad as I thought they would be, especially after my 4 level ACDF last May. As the doctors predicted, some symptoms are better and some are a little worse (more numbness in the foot and moved up into the lower leg).
I am really going to try to follow doctor's orders and take it easy. I don't want to go back for another surgery any time soon!
4 level ACDF C4-C7 5-2-11, laminectomy & discectomy L4-L5 1/26/12, ALIF L4-5, L5-S1 12/10/12.