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L4L5 hemilaminotomy/discectomy using microscope

I have an L4L5 herniated disc I have already done pt for 6 weeks did the epidural injections now iam scheduled for surgery Jan 20 . Iam a little scared ok alot scared was wondering if anyone has had this done.what should I expect .will this actually help .I used to be a very active person now for the last 4 months I have been in pain when I try and do anything . Also how is post op ? What should I expect and how long does it normally take before I can start doing anything I have 2 grandkids who love to play with grandma but lately I can't do that which is upsetting for both of us .any advice on this would be greatly appreciated


  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    Not sure, but thought you may, also be interested in the ...January Surgergy Buddies...thread.
    There you may be sharing in similar situations, and or post op experiences...

    There is also a post called....Post Op Must Haves...
    Many members have found it helpful and have even added to it over time.

    There is also the medical side of SH where you may find articles and or videos helpful to you.
    I esp. like the videos as I learn best with the visual. And the video library is huge!

    Using search, upper right on page, will help you find your interests and or concerns.

    I wish you the very best with your upcoming surgery and recovery!
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