I am 6 weeks out from a L5S1 micro, and I'm still off work. First 2 weeks postop were good, then my old symptoms started to come back, though thankfully not yet as bad as it was prior to surgery. I can stand and walk fine, but now it is the sitting that does me in, which is not good since I have a desk job. Anyway.
I did go in for another MRI and I am reherniated - I found out the results from my primary because I went in for an unrelated thing. I am still waiting for a call from my surgeons office telling me this, and to find out what the next steps are (his office is not the greatest). In my post op appointment, he had said that if I reherniate, the next step is complete disc removal and fusion.
Kind of makes me nervous, if this is indeed the route we go... would love some input on that.
Also, how much time off work should I expect? I started this thinking I would be back at work 2 weeks after my micro... I'm laughing all the laughs now at that notion. Would love your insight on this as well.