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Laminotomy and discectomy

jcm4624psjjcm4624ps Posts: 1
edited 12/12/2015 - 4:15 AM in Recovering from Surgery
Iam considering this surgery and know there is a 6 week restriction on lifting and heavy exercise does this include driving?

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  • See what your doctor says......I had L4/L5 microdiscectomy and I was advised not to drive for 2 weeks.

    March 20, 2014 - L4/L5 Laminectomy and Microdiscectomy
  • chop my leg offcchop my leg off British ColumbiaPosts: 56
    I had a trauma to my lumbar region causing a major bulging of L5 on S1 nerve. I had a laminectomy the first surgery and a disectomy 30 days later for the same issue. Started out after accident with horrible radicupathy and then intense pain in my right glute then into my right leg all the way to my foot. My calf went severely numb as did my foot except my big toe. Very quickly I lost movement in my foot. So.....I went for my first surgery. Came home still in imemense pain and when I say immense I mean want to chop my leg off. I started with Naprosyn to Naproxyn and gabopentin to finally 1800 MG gabopentin added and then added tramadol 150mg a day. I was couch bound screaming in pain. So back for second surgery within a months time. Now my calf ankle foot is weak and it's like I have a club foot since right after first surgery to second and still 2 days later. Does anyone know if I will get use of my foot back or is this my life now :( Can someone who has had a similar experience tell me there experience with similar problem as I have?
    L5S1..2 microdisectomies in 30 days maybe one more on the agenda. 4 bulged discs and one of them loves my spinal canal X2 :/ and a compression fracture . And now scar tissue wrapped around the nerve causing horrible neuropathy all over again.   VICIOUS CIRCLE :(
  • Yup. Look at my pic. . That was one massive nerve root impingement causing instant drop foot. Sucks at the time.. Really. The first 6 months of rehabilitation would have worked better had I not been depressed and fighting the pain.. I learned to recognize any good in recovery and to just move forward. I watched that Terantino movie where she has a prosthetic peg leg and fantasized that was me. Turns out 14 months later I'm glad I have my leg. It hurts...
    I can say for your is at least surgery is behind you and you can only get better. What do you want to believe? Put your mind on the right stuff.
  • chop my leg offcchop my leg off British ColumbiaPosts: 56
    edited 01/11/2016 - 1:38 PM
    the feeling is only gone in the right side of my leg from the knee down and in my foot from 1st toe over from big toe to small toe and that side of my foot. My issue is wcb thinks im making this shit up. I went to dr for foot pain last week, couldn't walk 3 out of 7 days, today it seems bit better pain wise as its a day im walking again... still have burning pain down my left leg too... when I walk or sit the pain in my foot becomes imbearable. I found out I can hardly stand on my toes with the dr. assisting me on my right leg. I went there as I was scared and the doc filled out ccp disability but I needed answers so I went back again 2 days later cause I wanted to know about muscle wasting as she said I had that in my foot and the pain is in my calf too right side.. and I wanted to know if the same thing is happenening to my calf as my right foot .. my right foot is now visably deformed and the 2nd dr said he would not speculate and therefor not answer my questions. So im a little choked about that.. its my body, my leg and I have a right to know what is going on. Hurts to sit more than 1/2 hour in my back seizes up and seems like my foot gets worse when I sit or stand for any amount of time. Wcb is like... oh well, she didn't need a walker for weeks and now she does... hmmmm........probably cause I barely moved for weeks!!!! cause I just had surgery and now that I am the pain is there, the tightness and numbness never goes away , the pain is intermittent but more on than off. People don't make this [edit] up, I just don't understand why wcb tries to make me look like I am. I want my life back, I want to walk, power walk, hike, wakeboard and downhill ski and WORK !!! . I don't get these people. Looking forward to seeing my surgeon as he is the only one that seems to understand my dilemma and the only one that's helped so far. L5S1 , severe compression, 2 microdiscectomies in one month for the same issue.... I think.. I just want my foot back !!!!! yep, faking a deformed foot now .... thanks wcb :/ Is it normal to feel such intense depression going through all of this, or is it just me ? And not sure why my sons signature is on the bottom of all of these comments... and not mine.... Dale S

    The Justin Sellers signature is in your account profile. Just go and edit it and make the changes you want. Its because you have that name in your signature line is why it is displaying -- Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Moderator
    L5S1..2 microdisectomies in 30 days maybe one more on the agenda. 4 bulged discs and one of them loves my spinal canal X2 :/ and a compression fracture . And now scar tissue wrapped around the nerve causing horrible neuropathy all over again.   VICIOUS CIRCLE :(
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