I had a hemilaminectomy and a micro-discectomy about 2 1/2 weeks ago on L-5/S-1 due to a work injury that happened 15 months ago. My back/hip/leg pain has been worse than before the surgery, but the doc said that's normal for a lot of people and that it should go away soon (any input here??). I was doing really well, up to walking about 2 miles a day, until Friday I had a pretty bad flair up, and I've been in bed since.
I think the hardest part of all of this for me has been the stir craziness I feel. I have lots of stuff to do around the house that I enjoy, and I live in a beautiful area for walking, but I just can't beat this feeling :jawdrop: :jawdrop:
A friend of mine found this site and recommended I check it out and I'm excited to get in touch with others who are in similar situations.
Here's to a speedy recovery for all!