I had an L4/L5 laminectomy/discectomy on March 20th and had my first post-op visit with the surgeon today. And NOW, I know how long it will take to recover. For the first 30 days, I've been limited to lifting 5 lbs. For the 2nd 30, I'm limited to 20. 35 for the 3rd 30days and after that, I have no restrictions! Just in time for vacation!!!
The only issue I have now is a different sensation on the bottom of my right foot compared to my left. I wouldn't call it pain but it's more like a slight burning. The doctor said that should clear up too!
I had more anxiety waiting for this appointment than I did for the surgery.
March 20, 2014 - L4/L5 Laminectomy and Microdiscectomy