I've had a L4/L5 ADR a week ago. I've spent 2 days in the hospital and now I'm back home. I'm feeling good. The pack pain is almost not there at all. Leg pain is gone completely. The kind of leg pain that I had pre-op.
Unfortunately, I've been given so little info by doctor and hospital, that I'm not quite sure what to expect. I'm taking it easy, of course. Short walks 3-4 times a day. No Bending, Lifting, Twisting. All the sensible stuff.
But I'd love to hear from someone who has gone through the same recovery process. For instance, doctor prescribed me muscle relaxants when discharging from hospital. I took the first one today. Why? Well, because it says to take "as needed." I've been having there weird pains in my calves for the last couple of days when I stand. When I'm lying down or walking I don't have them. I was wondering what is that? Maybe muscles adjusting? What could it be? And then I started reading about recovery on internet and realized that these are the muscle spasms!
So, you know, I'd love to talk with someone who had the same experience. Because I'm lost and confused.