I am 3 weeks post op from a microdiscectomy - so far, I am very glad I got it. The surgeon said there was very little disc material left, so all of the precautions we talked about, were even more important. We are depending on scar material to fill up the hole left behind from cleaning everything up. I see him this coming Friday for the first time since my surgery - what should I expect from that visit? I haven't heard anything about getting another MRI to see how successful this was, do they do that? He will be ordering PT at that point which is great.
Most of my pain is gone, but I still have moments where if I move a certain way (but, no set way), I get pain. Also, my leg is very weak, still. In fact, I feel like this last week it has gotten more weak - is this all normal part of healing?
This site and forum has been a great resource for me, and I can't wait for the feedback - thank you!
PS: What is the criteria for going back to work? He initially said 6 weeks, and I'm worried he is going to shorten that. I have a desk job, and I'm certain that has contributed to the severity of my condition. I was hoping to get the full 6 weeks, or more. Thoughts on this?