Hi all...I am scheduled for MIS L5 S1 lamanectomy, diskectomy and spinal fusion Thursday 8/13/15. I have been in chronic pain since a work injury July 2014 and I am hoping to finally be out of constant pain with this surgery. I know everyone is different, however I am trying to figure out how long I will be out of work. My Dr. said when I asked him that " we will talk about it" so I am assuming many things are factored into the decision to release me back to full status. My job requires standing, stooping, bending and lifting up to 60 lbs. It also requires long hours during holiday time, which is right around the corner! Since most of what I just described is not allowed for 6 wks, I am assuming I will not be released any time soon after the procedure.
I will gladly accept any information and would love to hear any and all recovery stories. Thanks so much for listening!