Had a laminectomy and cyst removal last Monday, and i was really a wimp about the pain-which has settled in my left hip. I don't know what else he did, and i requested a report, which I have not yet received.
To my disappointment, the surgeon said he would probably have to do a fusion, when the offending disc slips. He didn't remove it like I thought he was going to, because he said it didn't look all that bad. Well,lets hope that disc doesn't slip, because I am still refusing fusion.
When I mentioned running again, I also received a frown. I was told to stay out of work for one month, but I went back today, and was very careful not to bend, stoop or twist. I have a desk job, but I did get up every fifteen minutes and walk. In fact, I walked a mile and a half twice in one day with no problems. My pain is worst in the morning, when I get out of bed, so I am still taking Tylenol 3.
Will this pain subside or am I going to regret ever having this surgery?