I am at the one month mark after Laminectomy of L1-6 & S1, Dynamic Stabilization L2-5.
I am really struggling and I'm just so unsure of where I should be physically. I'm able to walk, but it's not easy and my balance sucks! So I mostly just walk up and down our hallway. I have a lot of nerve pain in my left leg and total numbness in my left foot. My surgeon said the stenosis I had was quite severe and my nerves were really pinched. I also had a small hole in my spinal cord from a bone frag. So the nerves can take a very long time to recover.
What I'm really wanting help with is just how much I should be physically able to do. My walking is so unnatural feeling with the numb foot and bad balance. I tried to do stairs yesterday and that was really bad as my balance again was bad and my strength is gone!
Laminectomy of L1-6,S1 and Dynamic Stabilization L2-5 done April 2nd,2014