I am new here 53 years old . in 2006 I had fusion at 4 levels in my neck ( I have four plates ) I had spurs removed and who knows what else, donor bone, etc. My neck is a mess
But.... I am here because I had a microdisecctomy and lamenectomy on L4 and L5 on 12-12-12 and am a bit worried as I am still so sore and in pain. I thought this would be an easy surgery. Doctor said there was a huge cracked off peice of vertrbrae that he had to remove .
I have had a bad back for about 4 years now but around thanksgiving it got to the point that I could not even walk at all. sciatica and back pain. this had happend once or twice in the summer but rest helped . Then in October I had a cortizone shot and that helped but whoa then it got so bad I could not move . so I was flat on my back from nov 27th until my surgery on the 12. I am moving around slowly with a cane but I can not sit for more than a few min . I am not doing very well and am really discouraged. I am supposed to go back to work on Jan 21st but I cant imagine .
am i asking too much of myself? any advice would be appreciated as I am now in tears.