Hi! I was supposed to have a discectomy on L4/L5 on December 1, but ended up having a laminectomy instead due to some issues. My neurosurgeon said I had cauda equina syndrome as well. A week prior to surgery I experienced right foot drop to go along with the horrible back pain. My herniated disc was compromissing about 95% of my spinal canal. When I woke from surgery I was unable to walk or move my legs. After 40 days in intensive rehab, I came home using a walker. I am still using a walker for long distances and trying to get used to a cane. I still have almost no balance and can only stand on my own for a few seconds. Was wondering if anyone else had any issues like me or if it was normal?