Hi all, It's been almost 3 weeks since my Laminectomy/tumor removal surgery (L3-5). I was feeling pretty good at the 10 day mark, even went to Dr. for follow up and walked quite a distance to get to the office. In the last 4 days however, I've become very weak, dizzy and lightheaded when I stand to walk anywhere. It is a struggle even to walk to the kitchen from the bedroom. I have a call into my surgeon's office, but I was wondering if this is somewhat normal after such a surgery?
I'm so frustrated, was walking good every day, now I can't seem to walk 100' without having to sit down. The pain levels are great, no real pain to speak of. My husband, bless his heart, thinks I should get moving and it will work itself out. I feel like I'm a failure.