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9 days after microdiscetomy

I am wondering if anyone knows (as long as my recovery goes smoothly) if it is realistic to think I can go to a trade show in Germany from November 10th until th 19th.

The plane trip direct is around 8 hrs.



  • I'd recommend a call to your surgeon. It seems like 2+ months of recovery should be okay, but if you're going to be very busy, you should check that out with your surgeon as well.
    4 level ACDF C4-C7 5-2-11, laminectomy & discectomy L4-L5 1/26/12, ALIF L4-5, L5-S1 12/10/12.
  • DNiceDDNice Posts: 1,962
    edited 08/30/2012 - 3:52 PM
    You are asking if you'll be cleared to get on an 8-hour plane ride 9 days after a back surgery?
    No but I'm no doctor.

    Typically you have a 2-week post op appoint to ensure the incision is healing and they remove stitches.
    You then have a 6-week post op which if you are lucky you will be 'released', typically to PT.
    Now, I can tell you if it is your lumbar are...nope. Not experienced with Cervical but have to guess the answer is the same.

    I will tell you that even if you doctor says maybe or depends on how you feel - you are wasting your time/money with the surgery.

    Sitting after lumbar MD is not good for you. Add to that a cramped plane and you are just asking for trouble.
    If going to Germany is important and your situation can wait, why not reschedule the surgery until after your trip?

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