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L4 -L5 Laminectomy on 11/25/2014

whackedbackwwhackedback Posts: 42
edited 12/23/2014 - 6:17 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I went to XXXX Hospital the Tuesday before thanksgiving for a two level left side laminectomy. I went under in the prep room and woke up in the same bay. Before I could ask if I had gone to surgery, I could feel the lump in my lower back. I spent twenty hours in a hospital room before being released at noon on Wednesday. I surprised PT by getting up on my own power and climbing a test flight of stairs and coming back down on my own.

The hospital food was awesome. You call a line and place your order from at least four dozen entrees and sides. I tried to stay longer so I could get dinner that night. Arriving home on Wednesday my friend and I swung by the drive through at CVS and picked up Baclofen. Having a rental hospital bed at home was a good decision. I rented it for a month for 220.

Thanksgiving day, I got my cane and walked up two houses to a neighbors for a great meal.

Over the past week, I've been taking it easy and cleaning out my DVR of old shows. I still don't have any upward movement in my left foot, but the nerve was compressed for three months. I'm going to use a temporary orthotic to keep the foot level for as long as it takes. I get the sutures out on 12/10. I'm hoping that I might be allowed to return to my desk job. My laptop weighs six pounds and I can leave it on my desk when I take it back to work.

Here's hoping for long term nerve healing.



  • I had 8 years of pain free for the same surgery and location. 6 years ago it slowly crept back until now, it is unbearable thus a fushion tomorrow @ 9:30am. Best of luck and keep up with the PT. Will definitely help a lot.
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