Good evening, morning, afternoon, wherever you may be!
I am 11 weeks post-op from a l4/l5 & l5/s1 laminectomy and discectomy. I am to the point where I no longer have hip pain, nor really back pain accept on days where the weather changes and I get those aches that I'm sure I'll have for the rest of my life considering I've had aches in my knees since I was 6 years old.
My problem, concern, is that after laying down for any amount of time, when I attempt to sit-up or stand-up, I get a pain in my pelvis area, and get a really weak feeling like my lower back/pelvis area can't handle the weight and it feels like I'm just going to collapse from the weakness and pain. After standing up and walking around for a few moments the weakness and pain goes away (90% of the time) but it worries me that when I go back to my real job (I'm on desk duty right now) and an emergency comes up I won't be able to get out of bed quickly like I should be able to. At times it takes me up to 2 or 3 minutes of me sitting up just to get standing!!
I have been going to PT since week 2, I do all my exercises and core body stretches, but it doesnt seem to be getting any better! Anybody have a similar experience, advise, suggestions? My Dr. (well assistant) thinks it's normal and states that stiffness after laying down will probably be there forever. I refuse to accept that, and believe there has to be something I'm doing wrong or something I can do to solve this problem.
Other than that, I'm feeling 100% better that I was a few weeks ago.