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Second microdiscectomy



  • mamamc40- Go into surgery knowing in your head and heart that everything will be fine, try to be as stress free as possible as that just makes everything easier. I know how hard that can be but you can do it, you have been through this before and know what to expect so that should make it a little easier. Good luck and I will be praying for you

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  • Had my second microdiscectomy surgery yesterday. Only pain I'm feeling is at the incision site. Anaesthesia took a toll on me. Doesn't sound like I've been left with very much disc. @challenger do you happen to remember how much you had left after your second micro? Hoping I can make it last several years like you did before, if ever needing a fusion. 

  • mammamc40-So glad your surgery went well, I know what you mean about anaestesia I struggle wit that also and it is no fun. I don't remember the exact numbers, but remember doctor said there wasn't much left and to be careful. I went back to work as a auto mechanic which was stupid, did that for about 2 years before being promoted to service manager, like I said before I worked on my core muscles and limited my bending and twisting as much as possible, my job still requires lifting so I kept a back brace handy for anything over 25 pounds and should have worn it more often than I did. Be sure to take it easy during recovery no matter how good you feel, and follow your doctors instructions to a tee, that will give you the best chance for success, find something to keep you from getting bored as that has always been the hardest thing for me. Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.

  • @challenger thank you so much. I know everyone's story has different ending but your words have been a God send. That's enough to make me a little more at ease. I appreciate your support and guidance. 

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